WWII veteran receives much needed assistance
Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club Treasurer Nancy Fox said that her husband, World War II veteran Bill Fox, recently received timely assistance after she contacted U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove.
Bill, a Wilton resident who is currently under hospice care, is suffering from dementia, cannot walk without using a walker, and has one kidney that is operating at 28 percent.
He served in a supply unit in the Pacific during World War II and he was the honorary grand marshal in the 2014 Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade.
Nancy said that she contacted her local congressional office and received a list of veterans’ service officers, as well as their contact information. She then called an AMVETS veterans’ service officer, and received direction regarding federal forms.
Bill later obtained an in-home caregiver and eventually hospice care through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Nancy said that, during the process of acquiring assistance for her husband, she received an unexpected phone call from her local congressman.
“My phone rang; I answered and it was Congressman Ami Bera calling to check on me, to find out how I was and that if I needed anything, even if just to talk, please give him a call,” she said.