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Agent Orange Kelly L. Derricks

Kelly L. Derricks
COVVHA Co-Founder

COVVHA Co-founder, Kelly L. Derricks (Truth Teller) speaks about Children Of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance and Agent Orange.  September 10, 2013 at the Doylestown VFW.  Click HERE watch more of COVVHA’s Agent Orange videos on YouTube.



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Dark Matters Season 3 Episode 1, Agent Orange – The Accidental Inventor
Synopsis: A chemical that speeds up the flowering process in soybeans turns into a weapon during Vietnam.
Original air date: November 22, 2012

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Dark Matters: Twisted But True is a television series featured on the Science Channel. Hosted by actor John Noble of Fringe and Lord of the Rings, the show takes the viewer inside the laboratory to profile strange science and expose some of history’s most bizarre experiments. This show uses narration and reenactments to portray the stories in this show

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Children of Vietnam Veterans: Their Voice Keeps Growing

Originally Published By Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2013 11:36)

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(WASHINGTON DC) – Children Of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance, INC. (COVVHA), is an organization that was founded to address the specialized needs of the children and grand children of Vietnam Veterans who have been negatively affected by their parent’s exposure to the herbicide, Agent Orange, during the Vietnam war. We educate veterans, their families, the general public, and lawmakers about Agent Orange and it’s effect on our lives.

COVVHA was founded by two children of Vietnam Veterans. Heather A. Bowser and Kelly L. Derricks. Both of their lifes have been significantly affected by Agent Orange. Kelly lost her father at age seven due to Agent Orange illnesses. Kelly currently suffers from twenty eight, unexplained illnesses which forced her to retire from her career in the mental health field. Heather was born with several birth defects, including missing her right leg below the knee, several of her fingers and big to on her left foot. Heather was born two months premature and only weighed 3.4 ounces. Her father is also deceased. Heather’s father had five bypasses on his heart at age 38, subsequently he died at ace 50 from a massive heart attack. His death was service related due to his Agent Orange exposure.

Kelly and Heather founded this organization because there are so many needs that are not being met in their peer group. The most pressing one, is the government has not acknowledged the devastating birth defects and illnesses in the children of male Vietnam Veterans, like they have in the children of female Vietnam Veterans. Currently, the government acknowledges eighteen plus birth defects in the children of female Vietnam Veterans. They only acknowledge one birth defect in the children of Male Vietnam Veterans. Spina Bifida. This, Kelly and Heather both feel is discrimination. Especially because they have so many reports of similar birth defects and illness.

COVVHA has also built a private support community for only children of Vietnam Veterans. It has over six hundred members. They educate and support each other in this group. Kelly and Heather want their members to understand that they are not alone. Many of them have lost, or are in the process of losing their Vietnam Veteran, plus they are dealing with birth defects or unexplained illnesses.

They are also seeing an influx of children of Vietnam Veterans who start researching Agent Orange because their child, the grand child of the Vietnam Veteran has been born with an issue, or suddenly has a rare illness.

COVVHA deals with a lot of issues, like grief, illness, anger and the like. The group also enjoys each others company and find many similar anecdotes of what it was like growing up with a Vietnam Veteran.

COVVHA is also involved in supporting international efforts in cleaning up, and disclosing locations of buried herbicide. Heather has traveled three times to Vietnam. She has visited two of the most poisonous hot spots still contaminated with Agent Orange, Da Nang, and Bein Hoa. Heather has also worked with organizations in Vietnam who support the on going health care of the Vietnamese children who are still being born today with birth defects due to their parents or grand parents exposure and the continued environmental pollutants. Recently Heather traveled to Okinawa, Japan to educate those seeking answers about reports that Agent Orange herbicide was stored, used and buried on the island of Okinawa. Building community with those who may have suffered due to Agent Orange in Japan is very important to the organization.

COVVHA seeks unity in all those who have been affected by Agent Orange dioxin so that our community may build strength in numbers and that our voices would be heard by those who make decisions.

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Children of Vietnam Veterans: Their Voice Keeps Growing

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Agent Orange 731 Illnesses Reported By Children Of Vietnam Veterans – COVVHA Database Update 2013



We have compiled a list of 731 reported illnesses that the biological Children of Vietnam Veterans are suffering from to try and find common threads. There have been no official claims that anything on this list has been proven to be caused by Agent Orange/Dioxin unless otherwise noted in the information below. Other reports indicate that there are up to 30 years of illnesses and conditions being collected that we suffer from as the second generation. While many of us are born with these problems, our members that participated in this list are generally between the ages of 20-45 both male and female, often with no prior family history. If you are suffering from any illness not listed, please email us at COVVHA@GMAIL.COM. This list has been updated as of January 9, 2013. Please click on the page “NEWS ALERTS” to become an email subscriber. You will then receive notifications when databases for 2ND GENERATION, 3RD GENERATION, and VETERANS HEALTH have been updated as well as any new articles that are published. Please be sure to check your email after subscribing for your confirmation completion.

  1. Abnormal Cervical Bleeding
  2. Abnormal Growth between the Ovaries
  3. Abnormal Pap Smears
  4. Abnormal Periods
  5. Abnormal Rectal Bleeding
  6. Achy Body
  7. Acid Reflux
  8. Acne Issues Undefined Cystic
  9. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  10. Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  11. ADD
  12. Addiction Cigarettes
  13. Addiction other than Cigarettes
  14. Addison’s Disease
  15. Adenomyosis
  16. ADHD
  17. Adrenal Gland Tumors
  18. Adult Acne
  19. Agoraphobia Severe
  20. Albinism
  21. Alcoholism
  22. Allergies
  23. Alopecia Areata
  24. Amblyopia
  25. Amenorrhoea
  26. Amputation
  27. Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Basaloid Type
  28. Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
  29. Anaphylaxis
  30. Anencephaly
  31. Anemia
  32. Anger Issues
  33. Angioedema
  34. Ankyloglossia
  35. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  36. Annual Decrease in Night Vision
  37. Anorexia Nervosa
  38. Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  39. Anxiety
  40. Aortic Pulmonary Regurgitation
  41. Aphasia
  42. Appendicitis Cancerous/Undefined
  43. Appendicitis
  44. Arachnoid Cyst In Brain Space
  45. Arachnoiditis
  46. Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  47. Arrhythmia
  48. Arteriovenous Malformation
  49. Arthritis Inflammatory Of The Si Joint Rheumatoid
  50. Arthritis Juvenile
  51. Asperger’s
  52. Asthma
  53. Ataxia
  54. Atrial Fibrillation
  55. Autism
  56. Autoimmune Disease
  57. Autoimmune Disease Unknown Etiology
  58. Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
  59. Autonomic Neuropathy
  60. Back Pain
  61. Bacterial Meningitis
  62. Bacterial Infections
  63. Balance Problem
  64. Bell’s Palsy
  65. Benign Cyst Armpit
  66. Benign Multinodular Goiter
  67. Benign Oral Cysts
  68. Benign Tumor on Thyroid/ Near Total Thyroidectomy Surgery
  69. Berger’s Disease
  70. Bicornuate Uterus
  71. Bicuspid Aortic Heart Valve
  72. Bicuspid Valve Prolapse
  73. Bilateral Baker Cysts
  74. Bilateral Uterus
  75. Bipartite Patellas
  76. Bipolar Disorder
  77. Blackouts
  78. Bladder Infections/ Utis
  79. Bladder Is Collapsing
  80. Bladder Issues Infections/Overactive
  81. Bladder Lift
  82. Bleeding Issues
  83. Blindness
  84. Blood in Urine Undefined
  85. Blood Vessel Issues
  86. Boils
  87. Bone Cancer
  88. Bone Spurs/Problems Undefined
  89. Bones Missing At Birth
  90. Border Line Diabetic
  91. Borderline High Blood Pressure
  92. Borderline Personality Disorder
  93. Borderline Schizophrenia
  94. Born Blind
  95. Born Deaf
  96. Bowel Deformity/Issues
  97. Bradycardia Arrhythmia
  98. Brain Calcification And An Enlarged Perivascular Space
  99. Brain Issues Water On The Brain
  100. Brain Lesions Aneurism/Tumors/Surgery
  101. Brain Stem Abnormalities
  102. Brain Stem Small
  103. Brain Tumors
  104. Breast Cancer
  105. Breast Pain
  106. Breathing Problems Undefined
  107. Bronchitis/Bronchial Spasms
  108. Bursitis
  109. Calcium Deficiency
  110. Calluses on Vocal Chords Faulty Stomach Acid Caused
  111. Camptodactyly
  112. Cancer
  113. Cancer Undefined
  114. Cardiac Arrhythmia
  115. Cardiac Deformity
  116. Cardiomyopathy
  117. Cardiac Sarcoma
  118. Carpal Tunnel
  119. Caudal Regression
  120. Cava Perthes
  121. Celiac Disease
  122. Cellulitis
  123. Central Nervous System Disorder
  124. Cerebral Palsy
  125. Cerebellum Issues Undefined
  126. Cerebral Aneurysm
  127. Cerebral Palsy
  128. Cervical Cancer
  129. Cervical Dysplasia/Incompetency
  130. Cervical Infections
  131. Chiari Malformation Assoc W/ Spina Bifida
  132. Chemical Sensitivity
  133. Chest Wall Pain/ Breast Pain/Chest Pain
  134. Childhood Bedwetting
  135. Childhood Extreme Shyness
  136. Chloracne
  137. Choristoma Tumor in the Ear
  138. Chromosome Abnormalities
  139. Crohn’s Disease
  140. Chronic Asthmatic Bronchitis
  141. Chronic Candida and Other Female Reproductive Organ Infections
  142. Chronic Childhood Ear Infections
  143. Chronic Constipation
  144. Chronic Costochondritis
  145. Chronic ENT Issues Resulting In Adenoidectomy Tonsillectomy And Ear Tubes
  146. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  147. Chronic Fatigue and Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  148. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  149. Chronic Insomnia
  150. Chronic Kidney Disease
  151. Chronic Knee Dysplasia
  152. Chronic Migraines
  153. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Copd
  154. Chronic Pneumonia
  155. Chronic Sinusitis
  156. Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
  157. Chronic Venous Insufficiency Cvi Severe
  158. Cleft Palate Lips
  159. Clotting Disorders
  160. Club Foot
  161. Club Foot Talipes Equinovarus
  162. Cognitive Disorder
  163. Cognitive Disorder
  164. Cognitive Issues
  165. Cold Hands/Feet
  166. Cold/Flu Chronic
  167. Collapsed Vertebra
  168. Colon Issues
  169. Complete Hysterectomy
  170. Complete Pelvic Floor Collapse
  171. Compromised Immune System
  172. Compulsive Skin Picking Around Fingers
  173. Congenial Scoliosis
  174. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  175. Congenital Anosmia Born Without the Ability To Smile
  176. Congenital Heart Blockage
  177. Congenital Hips
  178. Congenital Hypertension
  179. Connective Tissue Disorder
  180. Constipation/Cramping
  181. Conversion Disorder
  182. Costochondritis
  183. Cranial Synthesis
  184. Crest Syndrome
  185. Crohn’s Disease
  186. Crossed Eyes Newborn
  187. Cryoglobulinemia
  188. Cushings Syndrome
  189. Cystic Acne
  190. Cystic Fibrosis
  191. Cystic Fibrosis
  192. Cysts
  193. Cysts Arm Brain Hand Leg Shoulder Blade Thyroid
  194. Daily Headaches
  195. Debilitating Muscle Spasms
  196. Deep Venous Thrombosis
  197. Deformed Arms/Legs/Fingers/Toes/Feet
  198. Deformed Sinuses
  199. Deformity of Chest/Breast
  200. Deformity of Shoulders/Muscles
  201. Deformity of The Face/Head/Neck
  202. Degenerative Disc Disease
  203. Degenerative Joint Syndrome
  204. Degenerative Ligament Tissue
  205. Dehydration
  206. Dental Problems
  207. Depression
  208. Depression Major Clinical
  209. Dermatitis
  210. Detached Retina
  211. Developmental Delay
  212. Deviated Nasal Septum
  213. Dextrocardia
  214. Diabetes Type I
  215. Diabetes Type II
  216. Diagonal Earlobe Crease
  217. Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Enlarged Left Ventricle And Heart Sound
  218. Diarrhea SP
  219. Digestive Issues
  220. Disc Desiccation
  221. Dissociative Disorder
  222. Diverticulitis
  223. Dizzy Spells
  224. Double Cervix
  225. Double Hernia @ Birth
  226. Double Ureter
  227. Double Uterus/Cervix
  228. Double Uvula/Cleft Uvula
  229. Droop Eye Ptosis
  230. Drug Abuse
  231. Duane Syndrome
  232. Dwarfism
  233. Dysautonomia
  234. Dyslexia
  235. Dysphagia
  236. Dysthymia Aka Chronic Depression
  237. Ear Infections/Problems/Surgeries/Tubes
  238. Ectopic Pregnancy
  239. Eczema
  240. Electrolyte Abnormalities
  241. Elevated Heart Rate
  242. Emotional Problems
  243. Empty Sella Syndrome
  244. Endocrine Disorders
  245. Endometrial Cancer
  246. Endometrial Hyperplasia
  247. Endometriosis-
  248. Enlarged Heart
  249. Enlarged Liver-Cause Unknown
  250. Epilepsy
  251. Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  252. Excessive Nose Bleeds
  253. Excessive Sweating
  254. Exotropia
  255. Extra Body Parts
  256. Extra Bones
  257. Extra Vertebrae
  258. Eye Floaters
  259. Eye Problems Undefined
  260. Eyes Legs Stomach Abdomen
  261. Facet Joint Syndrome
  262. Facial Aplasia
  263. Factor V Leiden
  264. Familial Tremor
  265. Fatigue Chronic Syndrome,
  266. Fatty Deposits on Liver
  267. Felty’s Syndrome
  268. Fever Seizures
  269. Fever Undefined
  270. Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  271. Fibroid Cysts in Breast
  272. Fibromyalgia
  273. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  274. Follicular Lymphoma/Large B Cell Lymphoma
  275. Food Allergies
  276. Foot Deformity/Issues/Burning
  277. Fragile X Syndrome
  278. Frazonism
  279. Fused Digits
  280. Fused Vertebrae in Neck
  281. Fused Vertebrae/Disc
  282. Gall Bladder Disease/ Gall Stones
  283. Ganglion Cyst
  284. Gastritis
  285. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD
  286. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  287. Gastrointestinal Problems
  288. Gastroparesis SP
  289. Gene Mutations gg MHP
  290. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  291. Gestational Diabetes
  292. Glaucoma
  293. Glioblastoma
  294. Gluten Intolerance
  295. Goiter
  296. Goldenhar Syndrome
  297. Gout
  298. Grand Mal Seizures
  299. Grave’s Disease
  300. Growth Hormone Deficiency
  301. Growths/Lumps on Skull
  302. Hae – Hereditary Angioedema
  303. Hair Loss
  304. Hairy Cell Leukemia
  305. Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
  306. Head Sores
  307. Headaches (Chronic
  308. Hearing Loss
  309. Hearing Loss/Deafness
  310. Heart Attack
  311. Heart Defect/Murmur/Newborn
  312. Heart Disease
  313. Heart Failure
  314. Heart Murmur
  315. Heart Palpitations
  316. Heart Problems/Surgery Undefined
  317. Heat Intolerance
  318. Heel Spur
  319. Hemangioma
  320. Hereditary Atypical Hemochromatosis
  321. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  322. Hernia
  323. Herniated Discs
  324. High ANA Levels In Blood Leads To Potential Lupus Diagnosis
  325. High Blood Pressure
  326. High Cholesterol
  327. High Myopia/ Shortsightedness
  328. High Pulse Rate
  329. Hip Deformity/Pain/Surgery/Undefined -
  330. Hip Dysplasia
  331. Hip Pain Undefined
  332. Hip Replacement
  333. Hirsutism
  334. Histiocytosis
  335. Hives
  336. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  337. Hormone Issues/Replacement
  338. Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  339. Hydrocele Testis
  340. Hydrocephalus
  341. Hydrocephaly CG (brother-deceased
  342. Hydrocoele Hernia
  343. Hyaline Membrane
  344. Hymen Issues Partially Intact
  345. Hypercoagulability
  346. Hyperhomocysteinemia
  347. Hyperinsulinemia
  348. Hyperlipidemia
  349. Hypermobility Issues/Surgeries
  350. Hyperparathyroidism
  351. Hypertension
  352. Hyperthyroidism
  353. Hypoglycemia
  354. Hypoparathyroidism
  355. Hypoplasia Entire Right Side
  356. Hypoplastic Heart
  357. Hypospadias
  358. Hypothyroidism
  359. Hyperprolactinemia
  360. Hysterectomy
  361. Idiopathic Gastroparesis
  362. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  363. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Itp Platelet Disorder
  364. Immune System Issues Undefined & Ivig Infusions
  365. Imperforate Anus
  366. Incompetent Cervix
  367. Infant/Toddler Lethargy Withdrawal
  368. Infertility
  369. Insomnia
  370. Insulin Resistance
  371. Interstitial Cystitis
  372. Intracranial Cyst
  373. Intracranial Hypertension Formally Known As PTC
  374. Involuntary Muscle Spasms Face
  375. Iron Deficiency
  376. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  377. Ischemic Heart Disease
  378. ITP
  379. Jaw Deformity/Surgery
  380. Joint & Muscle Problems/Pain
  381. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
  382. Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  383. Keratosis Pilaris
  384. Kidney Disease/Surgery
  385. Kidney Issues/Infections/Cysts
  386. Kidney Stones
  387. Kienbock’s Disease
  388. Knee Chondromalacia Patella
  389. Knee Problems/Dysplasia/Pain/Surgery
  390. Kyphosis
  391. Lactose Intolerant
  392. Lateral Epicondylitis
  393. Bilateral Microtia
  394. Lazy Eye
  395. Learning Disabilities
  396. Legally Blind
  397. Lethargy
  398. Leukemia
  399. Leukocytosis with Neutrophilia
  400. Lhermitte’s Sign
  401. Lichen Planus
  402. Lipomas-Non-Cancerous Tumors Throughout Body
  403. Liver cirrhosis due to atypical hereditary hemochromatosis
  404. Liver Disease Fatty/Undefined
  405. Liver Inflammation/Other
  406. Liver Lesions
  407. Long Qt Syndrome
  408. Loss of Skin Pigment
  409. Loss of Strength In Limbs
  410. Low Blood Count Red
  411. Low Blood Pressure
  412. Low Estrogen
  413. Low Potassium
  414. Low Testosterone
  415. Low Vitamin D Levels
  416. Lumbarization
  417. Lumps On the Head
  418. Lung Cancers and Hocm
  419. Lung Deformity rd Lung
  420. Lung Disease/Nodules/Tumors/Clots
  421. Lupus
  422. Lupus of The Skin
  423. Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  424. Lymphatic Tumors/Lymphangioma
  425. Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  426. Lymphoma
  427. Macrodactyly
  428. Major Depressive Disorder
  429. Malabsorption of Food/Drink
  430. Malabsorption of Vitamin B
  431. Marfan Syndrome
  432. Mastocytosis
  433. Mastoiditis
  434. Melanoma
  435. Memory Loss
  436. Menieres Disease
  437. Menopause Issues Early
  438. Menorrhagia
  439. Menstrual Cycle Issues
  440. Mental Health Issues
  441. Mental Retardation
  442. Metabolic Syndromes
  443. Metatarsus Varus Pigeon Toe
  444. Methicillin Staphylococcus Resistant Aureus
  445. Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase
  446. Microtia
  447. Migraine Headaches
  448. Migraines : Hypnic Cluster Basilar Hemiplegic
  449. Mild Dysplasia
  450. Misopedia
  451. Missing A Whole Layer of Dermis
  452. Missing Big Toe ,
  453. Missing Digits
  454. Missing Fingers
  455. Missing Limb Right Leg below the Knee
  456. Missing Limbs/Body Parts
  457. Missing Vertebrae
  458. Mitral Valve Prolapse
  459. Mittelschmerz
  460. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  461. Mood Swings
  462. Multiple Sclerosis
  463. Mullerian Aplasia
  464. Multiple Cardiac Arrests
  465. Multiple Recurring Undiagnosable Oozing Sores
  466. Muscle Spasms/Pain/Numbness Undefined
  467. Musculoskeletal Problems,
  468. Muscular Dystrophy
  469. Myasthenia Gravis
  470. Mycobacterium Gordonae
  471. Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  472. Mitral Valve Prolapse Duplicate Mitral Valve
  473. Nasal Cancer
  474. Nasal Polyps
  475. Nausea
  476. Neck Pain
  477. Nephrolithiasis
  478. Nerve Damage
  479. Neuralgia Face Feet Hands Legs
  480. Neurocardiogenic
  481. Neurological Problem Undefined
  482. Neuropathy
  483. Neutropenia
  484. Nevus Sebaceous
  485. Night Blindness
  486. Night Sweats
  487. Night Terrors
  488. Nightmares
  489. Non-Hodgkin’S Lymphoma
  490. Nosebleeds
  491. Numbness
  492. Nystagmus
  493. Obesity
  494. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  495. Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  496. Orthostatic Hypotension
  497. Orthostatic Intolerance
  498. Osteoarthritis
  499. Osteochondritis
  500. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  501. Osteopenia
  502. Osteoporosis
  503. Ostras Laughters
  504. Otosclerosis
  505. Ovarian Cancer
  506. Ovarian Cysts
  507. Ovaries & Wrists
  508. Overactive Bladder
  509. Pain In Chest Radiating Up My Right Side of Neck
  510. Pain Undefined
  511. Palate Problems
  512. Pancreases
  513. Pancreatitis
  514. Pancytopenia
  515. Panic Attacks
  516. Paralysis
  517. Paresthesias
  518. Para-Thyroid Gland Disfunction
  519. Pericarditis
  520. Pars Planitis
  521. Partial Thyroidectomy
  522. Patellar Subluxation Left Knee
  523. Pectus Excavatum
  524. Peeling As If Sunburned Face and Body
  525. Pelvic Bones Not Fused
  526. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome K, before Hysterectomy
  527. Pelvic Reconstruction/Issues
  528. Peptic Ulcers
  529. Peripheral Neuropathy
  530. Periventricular Leukomalacia
  531. Pernicious Anemia
  532. Personality Disorder
  533. Phantom Pains Photosensitivity
  534. Pierre Robin Sequence
  535. Pituitary Gland Disfunction
  536. Pityriasis
  537. Planar Spaciatis
  538. Pneumonia Childhood / Recurring
  539. Poland Syndrome
  540. Poliosis
  541. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  542. Polycystic Kidney Disease
  543. Polycythemia
  544. Polycythemia Vera without Genetic Factor
  545. Polymorphic Light Eruption
  546. Polymyositis
  547. Poor Egg Quality
  548. Porphyria
  549. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  550. Potassium Issues
  551. Preeclampsia
  552. Pregnancy Complications Undefined
  553. Pregnancy Partial Molar
  554. Premature Babies
  555. Premature Menopause
  556. Premature Ovarian Failure
  557. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  558. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
  559. Prolactinoma
  560. Prolapsed Cervix
  561. Prostate Problems/Enlarged
  562. Psoriasis
  563. Psoriatic Arthritis
  564. Psoriatic Rheumatoid Arthritis
  565. Pseudo-Obstruction Intestinal Neurological
  566. Pseudotumor Cerebri
  567. Ptosis
  568. PTSD Primary Related To Family Violence
  569. PTSD Secondary
  570. Pulmonary Embolism
  571. Pulmonary Edema
  572. Pulmonary Fibrosis/Other Undefined
  573. Pulmonary Restriction
  574. PVC’s
  575. Pyloric Stenosis
  576. Rapid absorption
  577. Rash under My Arm Same Place My Dad Gets It
  578. Rashes Newborn
  579. Rashes Undefined
  580. Raynaud’s Syndrome
  581. Rectal Prolapse
  582. Rectal Seal Prolapse
  583. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  584. Renal Cysts/Calcifications
  585. Renal Failure
  586. Reproductive Problems Female
  587. Respiratory Infections/Distress
  588. Restless Leg Syndrome
  589. Retroverted Uterus
  590. Rhabdomyosarcoma
  591. Rheumatic Fever
  592. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  593. Rosacea
  594. Sacral Agenesis
  595. Sacral lumbarization
  596. Salpingitis Isthmica Nodosa
  597. Sarcoidosis
  598. Schizophrenia
  599. Scleroderma
  600. Scoliosis
  601. Sebaceous Cysts
  602. Seborrheic Dermatitis
  603. Secondary infertility
  604. Seizures Petit Mal
  605. Seizures,
  606. Sensitive Skin
  607. Sensitive Teeth
  608. Sensitivity to Medications
  609. Septate Uterus
  610. Septate Uterus
  611. Severe Chronic Neutropenia
  612. Severe Depression
  613. Severe Light Sensitivity
  614. Shingles Ears Mouth Ophthalmic Throat
  615. Short Term Memory Problems
  616. Shyness
  617. Sinus Infections/Problems
  618. Sinus Tachycardia
  619. Sinusitis
  620. Sjogrens Syndrome
  621. Skin Cancer -
  622. Skin Lesions
  623. Skin Problems/Deformity
  624. Skin Rashes
  625. Sleep Apnea
  626. Slight Deviated Jaw
  627. Small Digits on Hands-
  628. Snoring
  629. Social Anxiety Disorder
  630. Social Problems
  631. Spastic Colon
  632. Speech Problems
  633. Sphincter of Oddi Disorder
  634. Spina Bifida
  635. Spina Bifida Occulta
  636. Spinal Cord Disease/Tumors
  637. Spinal Deformities
  638. Spinal Deterioration
  639. Spinal Surgeries/Pain/Undefined
  640. Spinal Meningitis
  641. SpinoCerebellar Ataxia
  642. SpinoCerebellar Degeneration
  643. Splenetic Cysts
  644. Spondyloarthropy
  645. Spondylolisthesis
  646. Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
  647. Squamous Papilloma Benign Polyp In Mouth
  648. Steatohepatitis
  649. Stenosis of The Spine
  650. Stomach Pains/Problems
  651. Strabismus
  652. Strange Growths
  653. Strep Throat
  654. Stress
  655. Stress Seizures
  656. Stroke
  657. Sturge Weber Syndrome
  658. Subglottic Stenosis
  659. Suicidal Thoughts
  660. Suicide Brother
  661. Supraventricular Tachycardia
  662. Swelling Undefined
  663. Swollen Glands
  664. Syndactyly
  665. Syringomyelia
  666. Tachycardia
  667. Tachycardia Unknown Due To Wpw Syndrome
  668. Temporal Arteritis
  669. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  670. Tendonitis
  671. Testicular Deformity
  672. Thinning Of Hair Top Front
  673. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  674. Throat Tumors
  675. Thrombophilia
  676. Thyroid Cancer Hashimoto’s
  677. Thyroid Issues & Cysts Hyperthyroidism
  678. Tilted Uterus
  679. Tinea Versicolor
  680. Tinnitus Lifelong
  681. Tired
  682. Tonsillitis/Tonsillectomy
  683. Tooth Decay Abnormal
  684. Tooth Formation Absence Adult Teeth Never Came In
  685. Torticollis
  686. Tourettes
  687. Toxic Shock Syndrome
  688. Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  689. Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula
  690. Tremors
  691. Triple Ureter
  692. Triple X Syndrome
  693. Truncus Arteriosus
  694. Tuberculosis
  695. Tumor on The Parathyroid
  696. Tumors
  697. Tumors on Liver
  698. Twitches
  699. Ulcerated Colitis
  700. Ulcers Stomach Mouth Nose
  701. Undiagnosed Rash One Side of Body
  702. Unexplained Numbness
  703. Unexplained Tingling Right Side of Body
  704. Unspecified Immunodeficiency
  705. Urinary Tract Infections/Issues
  706. Uterine Cancer
  707. Uterine Fibroids
  708. Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
  709. Uterine Polyps
  710. Urticaria
  711. Vacterl Syndrome
  712. Vaginal Bleeding
  713. Vaginosis
  714. Vascular Headaches
  715. Vasculitis
  716. Varicose Veins
  717. Vertebrae Extra/Missing
  718. Vertigo
  719. Viral Meningitis
  720. Vision Problems
  721. Vitamin B Deficiency
  722. Vitiligo
  723. Vomiting
  724. Von Willebrand’S Disease
  725. Vulvodynia Pain in the Vulva
  726. Weak Enamel In/On Teeth
  727. Weak Muscles Left Leg
  728. Webbed Toes
  729. Weight Loss
  730. Whole Thyroidectomy Surgery
  731. Wolff- Parkinson- White Syndrome

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What is A.O.F.D, Agent Orange Food Disorder, and how many 

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Coeur d’Alene Press Dewey Parker worked on a flight line inspecting airplanes that sprayed the Agent Orange herbicide during the Vietnam War. Today, the Air Force veteran who 

Agent Orange, United States Military Veterans, And Myelodysplastic 

The MDS Beacon I often see Vietnam-era military veterans in my clinic who have been diagnosed with MDS, and they always ask me, “Could Agent Orange exposure have 

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Salem-News.Com  of Agent Orange, was asked by the Viet Nam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) to present the gifts in person. The gifts comprised a selection of beautiful hand-embroidered linen and colourful hand-painted pictures made by….

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Asahi Shimbun Highly toxic dioxin, the main ingredient in Agent Orange, continues to be detected  is a Vietnam War veteran, and her mother was born with birth defects.

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Salt Lake Tribune Their answer to a failing Roundup system is now “Agent Orange Corn.” The corporate sales pitch is that GMOs increase crop yields and so are needed to feed 

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“Yeah, because they’ve seen bad things,” Caitlin said. Christal had spoken with other grown children of Vietnam veterans. But this was the first time she saw herself in a child. Christal contained herself in front of Caitlin. But when she and her mom 

Tribute to Vietnam fallen helps keep Dad in her life
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Rihn, a respiratory therapist, and about 70 other children of veterans went to Vietnam in 2003 to retrace the footsteps of their fathers. She and her husband, John, and their daughters, Megan, 20, and Alyssa, 17, make several trips a year to Washington 

Fifty years later, US, Vietnam deal with Agent Orange
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently ruled that numerous ailments are presumed to have been caused by Agent Orange among the Vietnam veterans who have them. The ruling meant these veterans would qualify for certain benefits that had been 

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Dr. Steensma’s recent column about Agent Orange reminded me of the many months (or was it years?) I spent kicking myself over every poor decision I had ever made about my health. It also caused me to re-visit having lived near a dioxin superfund 

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Some were casualties of Agent Orange. “A lot of them that were there had limbs  Tumors, rashes, miscarriages and birth defects were reported in the years 

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The main dioxin in Agent Orange, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, or TCDD, is one of the most toxic. During the 1970s, veterans returning from Vietnam 

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It did, it floored me,” recalled Bob Wood. When Wood suffered a heart attack two years ago, doctors at the Haley VA Hospital told him his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam contributed to his heart disease. “This is unbelievable,” Wood thought at the

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By Simon Roughneen While the Vietnam War ended decades ago, its effects continue to linger on.Agent Orange haunts the lives of the people it has touched.

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Bertrand was one of about 30 people who got compensation from the federal government after it overturned a decision to deny claims for people diagnosed with Agent Orange-related illnesses past a June 30, 2011 deadline. Timeline: The fight for Agent 

WMU professor’s book analyzes effects of Agent Orange
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Ed Martini, Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently published Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty, a book that better explains the chemical used during the Vietnam War.

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We do know that one El Toro Marine who never served in Vietnam died from Agent Orange exposure, Dr. Chuck Bennett over 12 years ago cited two Orange County experts who examined soil samples from the panhandle and found weapons grade U-235 

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Veterans Corner: Vietnam service ‘presumptive’ disability benefits
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Certain conditions are also recognized for the children of Vietnam veterans. Covered birth defects include a wide range conditions. Eighteen defects are specifically included and others not specifically excluded are covered. Vietnam veterans who served…
****COVVHA HAS RESPONDED TO THE ABOVE ARTICLE****

THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE ARTICLE IS MISLEADING AND INCORRECT

“VA does this because of the unique circumstances of their military service. If one of these conditions is diagnosed in a veteran, VA presumes that the circumstances of his/her service caused the condition and disability compensation can be awarded.”

Let’s start with using the term, Agent Orange Dioxin. This is the “unique circumstance” our military members were exposed to, by their own government.

I think it’s totally disrespectful to not mention what the disability compensation is connected to.

The government used a chemical herbicide nicknamed Agent Orange (due to the orange stripe on the barrel). They used 22 million gallons on Southeast Asia to kill the vegetation, and deny the enemy cover. This chemical was also used along the Korean DMZ. Our government told our military was safe. What our troops were unaware of is that it contained Dioxin the most poisonous chemical known to man. Well, they found out, alright. Years later, our Vietnam Veterans began becoming seriously ill. Many died young, many young men acquired “old man” diseases with no prior family history all while our government denied their poison had any role in harming them.

The government waited till 1991 to help our veterans, prior to that they were called crazy or faking. The process has been so slow to help our Vietnam Veterans that even after they started to “Presume” a few illnesses, many Vets succumb to their illnesses leaving their families with only more questions and no support. There are claims dating back to the early 1980’s for Ischemic Heart disease (Added only to the presumptive list in 2010) still in appeal. This is not an easy process no matter what you may be led to believe. It is a tragedy.

Secondly, this article is disseminating incorrect information about the Children of Vietnam Veterans. After coming home from war, Veterans tried to move on with their lives and start their families. They soon discovered their children were being born with horrifying deformities, cleft Palate, Club foot, hip dysplasia, rare disorders, and strange illnesses. Our Government again turned it’s back.

“Certain conditions are also recognized for the children of Vietnam veterans. Covered birth defects include a wide range conditions. Eighteen defects are specifically included and others not specifically excluded are covered”

“Vietnam veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975, and later contracted any of these conditions, or have children with birth defects, should apply for disability compensation benefits.”

This is very frustrating especially if this is supposed to be by someone knowledgeable in this field. There are not 18+ birth defects covered in the children of Male Vietnam Veterans. There is only one Spina Bifida. From the VA website:

Children who have spina bifida (except spina bifida occulta) and meet the following requirements may be eligible for VA compensation, health care, and vocational training:

  • Are biological children of Veterans who served:Were conceived after the date on which the Veteran first entered Vietnam or the Korean demilitarized zone during the qualifying service period
    • In Vietnam during the period from January 9, 1962 through May 7, 1975, or
    • In or near the Korean demilitarized zone between September 1, 1967 and August 31, 1971 and were exposed to herbicides. Veterans who served in a unit in or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides.
  • If you are the child of a Male Vietnam Veteran you are NOT eligible for compensation unless you have Spina Bifida (NOT OCCULTA- the most common form)

There is no help for the thousands and thousands of children of male Vietnam Veterans that are suffering from congenital deformities, Cancers, Autoimmune Diseases, Reproductive Problems and other rare illnesses. There were 2.8 million people that served in Vietnam.  Six to eight thousand of them were women.

 The eighteen, plus birth defects you talk about in this article are only covered in the children of WOMEN Vietnam Veterans NOT in the children of Male Vietnam Veterans even though the children of Male veterans suffer greatly with the same illnesses!

Anyone else who have the birth defects listed whose mother was not a Vietnam Veteran WILL BE DENIED. 

Covered birth defects include, but are not limited to, the following conditions: NOT COVERED IN THE CHILDREN OF MALE VIETNAM VETERANS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Achondroplasia
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot)
  • Esophageal and intestinal atresia
  • Hallerman-Streiff syndrome
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hirschprung’s disease (congenital megacolon)
  • Hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Imperforate anus
  • Neural tube defects
  • Poland syndrome
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Syndactyly (fused digits)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Undescended testicle
  • Williams syndrome

If you are confused over what is or isn’t covered for the Children of Vietnam Veterans feel free to email us at COVVHA@gmail.com

© Heather A. Bowser – (COVVHA) Children Of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance INC

 

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JOSEPH – A vestige of the Vietnam War is present front and center at the Berrien County Veterans Service Office. Dozens of veterans of the war, which ended in 1975, call or visit to get help in filing claims for illnesses and conditions attributed to 

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Monsanto GMO Bailout in Europe A Sign of Things to Come?  a company that moved from producing Agent Orange during the Vietnam War to using their 

Conditions recognized as related to exposure to Agent Orange
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The following presumptive conditions are recognized by the Veterans Affairs as related to Agent Orange exposure for veterans who served in county in Vietnam during Jan. 9, 1962, through May 7, 1975. • AL Amyloidosis — A rare disease caused when an 

Vietnamese still fighting for recognition of Agent Orange impact
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Authorities estimate that 4.8 million were exposed to Agent Orange dioxin in  causing men exposed to Agent Orange to father children with birth defects.

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Memories of the Vietnam War are dimming, but veterans and Vietnamese nationals who were exposed to Agent Orange and other dioxin-laced defoliants are 

 

 

 

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On October 16, 2011, Kelly L. Derricks (TRUTH TELLER) traveled to New York City where she gave a public speech about Agent Orange after being invited by Millions Against Monsanto to participate in the rally event for World Food Day.  Below is the video recording of that speech.

Kelly has battled severe health issues since she was born that continue today. Some of her illnesses, presumed to be associated with the inter-generational effects of Agent Orange, include but are not limited to the following:

• Chronic kidney disease
• Crohn’s disease
• Addison’s disease
• Congenital adrenal hyperplaysia
• Intersticial cystitis.

*Her complete list of illnesses staggers to 30 different things.

Kelly continues to fight for the Children of Vietnam Veterans as well as Vietnam Veterans and their families. In January of 2012 She Co-Founded The Non-Profit Organization (COVVHA) Children Of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance INC

Visit The Main Website At WWW.COVVHA.NET

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WASHINGTON, Jun 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The near completion of these complex Nehmer claims enables VA to redirect 1,200 employees who were dedicated to reviewing the Agent Orange cases toward addressing the current backlog of disability claims.

“I am proud of our VA employees who worked hard to complete these Agent Orange claims, putting over $3.6 billion into the hands of our Vietnam Veterans and their survivors,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We completed all of the Agent Orange Nehmer claims for living Veterans, and are now focusing on the fewer than 500 remaining that will benefit survivors.”

The Agent Orange claims stemmed from VA’s 2010 amendment of its regulations to add ischemic heart disease, hairy cell and other chronic B-cell leukemias, and Parkinson’s disease to the list of diseases presumed to be related to exposure to the herbicide used in Southeast Asia.

“While we work to transform how we do business through new processes and technology, at the end of the day it’s about taking care of our Veterans and their loved ones on the issues affecting their lives,” said Secretary Shinseki.

Given the complexity of the historical casework, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) allocated its most experienced decision makers, about 37 percent of its rating staff, to processing Agent Orange claims. VBA’s 13 resource centers were exclusively dedicated to re-adjudicating these claims.

Even with this allocation of 37 percent of the rating staff dedicated to Agent Orange claims, VA processed over 1 million disability claims in each of the last 2 years, an unprecedented number. “Incoming claims over the last ten years have nearly doubled,” said VA Under Secretary for Benefits, Allison A. Hickey. “Being able to refocus these skilled raters on the backlog is vitally important.”

In addition to redirecting its rating staff, VA has developed a comprehensive transformation plan to achieve in 2015 Secretary Shinseki’s goal of completing claims within 125 days at 98 percent accuracy. The plan is built on more than 40 designed, tested, and measured people, processing, and technology initiatives. VA is now beginning the nationwide rollout of its new operating model and electronic processing system, known as the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS). All regional offices will be operating under the new model and using the new processing system by the end of 2013.

VA has established a website, www.fastrack.va.gov , to assist Veterans in filing claims for the three new conditions related to the effects of Agent Orange exposure. It guides Veterans through automated, program-assisted menus to capture the information and medical evidence needed for faster claims decision. Potentially eligible Veterans include those who were exposed based on duty or visitation in Vietnam or on its inland waterways between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975; exposed along the demilitarized zone in Korea between April 1, 1968, and August 31, 1971; or exposed due to herbicide tests and storage at military bases within and outside of the United States.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

PRESS RELEASE – http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2331

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