By Aaron Kunkler
The Lewis County Chronicle 

Top stories of 2017: Vet's cancer turns terminal while waiting for treatment

 

January 3, 2018



Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has sent a letter to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald asking him to launch an investigation into the department’s handling of former Chehalis area veteran John Weston.

Weston, who died in December, and his son Maxx Weston told The Chronicle just before his death that delayed cancer treatment led to a decline in his health that he could not overcome.

John Weston was a Vietnam veteran who lived in the Chehalis area, and both he and his son said he was diagnosed last summer with liver cancer. After transferring from the Seattle Veterans Affairs office to the Portland branch, they said it took three months before an appointment wa...



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