Last updated 6:39PM ET
December 17, 2017
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
The Compassion of Former Army Medic Leslie Lightfoot
(2007-06-12)
(wfcr) - Former army medic Leslie Lightfoot heard about a Korean war veteran at Massachusetts General Hospital who was dying of lung cancer. He got her thinking about other vets who had no place to go. That's why she started the Veterans Hospice Homestead. Her next effort in Massachusetts will be the country's first residential treatment and education center for injured veterans and their families. The facility will be built on land donated by Mount Wachusett community college in Gardner. Veterans and their families can spend up to two years there, in one of 20 planned apartments, taking courses, and recovering from what Lightfoot calls the "unseen injuries" of war -- brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. Lightfoot expects there will be a lot of both of those maladies as the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan continues. WFCR's Bob Paquette has more.

To find out more go to:
http://www.vethospice.com
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