After serving in Iraq, Brooks has been left with headaches, respiratory problems and other medical issues. In this video he shares his story.
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Randolph Brooks Jr. I received broken fibula, broken tibula, dislocated ankle and what would you call it where the tendon snapped in half. So I pretty much had a complete fracture of my left ankle. I have headaches, I have respiratory problems and I went to -- for issue that I have with Dorn medical VA Columbia South Carolina. And it took me seven hours to even get my temperature taken, my vitals taken. I got there at 3 o'clock it was 10 o' clock before I was even to get my temperature and my pulse taken. It takes you months to even get seen by a primary care position. I oppose to medical stress and I haven't been able to see my counselor, for about 7 months. Everything is backed up, either because of negligence or incompetence, I don't likely care. But I know, that it's not how veterans should be treated. Basically, I would like to see the leadership and start new. Make it more about results oriented. Get as many veterans seen and healed as possible. I'll put it like this. I'll fall for my country and at least I want is to be able to get my temperature and pulse taken with no shorter than my time than 7 hours. And it's not like I didn't earn it. I deserved it, I earned it.