August 05, 2017
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – A Vietnam Veteran battling a serious rare bacterial infection at a hospital in Bangor was finally being transferred to a VA Hospital in Boston Saturday.
66-year-old David White from North Carolina was visiting his daughter in Bangor when he fell ill and checked in to St. Joseph Hospital.
His daughter, Heather Donald, said she struggled with the VA for days to get her father transferred.
She said doctors told her he needed to see a specialist because the infection could not be treated with antibiotics.
“It's extremely frustrating,” Donald said. “They're telling me that there's nothing they can do. They don't have space available." Donald took to Facebook, was interviewed by 13 News Now in North Carolina and The Boston Globe.
She also reached out to Senator Collins Congressman Poliquin’s offices in search of answers. read more here