And thanks to all who have contributed to Eva’s benefit fund;
For all of my 70 years until now I had been fortunate enough to be able to help others.
But my daughter’s illness, and the cancellation of Tricare has wiped us out financially.
Now I am doing one of the hardest things I have ever done, asking others for help.
U.S. Navy Intelligence Service(disabled)
My prayer to God: Father, please send this viral for Eva.
fresh-faced students from Small Town America flood college campuses at
the beginning of another new year, one special young woman is sadly
a little over a year ago. Everyone was so proud of Eva when she won a
scholarship to —- College. An A student in every department of life,
Eva was unable to keep her grades up due only to illness.
heartbreaking as it was when Eva had to drop out of college, she must
also face being no longer covered by Tricare. In addition Eva has only
a limited private insurance policy which has no prescription drug benefits, limited hospital benefits and which pays only $50.00 per Doctor visit.
Every time Val was missing, he could be found with his nose in a book
under a weeping willow tree, In time, bookworm Val had read everything
he could get his hands on, which he says is thanks largely to a
"wonderful English teacher."
It was this same teacher who persuaded Val’s father to sign for him to
join the Military four days after his 17th birthday because the little
school he was attending could offer him nothing else.
spent nine years in Navy Intelligence as a Cryptologist (1958-1967)
before being discharged on a partial service connected disability.
Though you wouldn’t guess it from his feisty columns, Val has been
totally disabled since 1978.
Valentine, who has never taken but always given all his life through
love of his country, is wracked with worry about the expenses of Eva’s
To Val, the lovely young woman waiting for surgery in a hospital bed, is
still the freckle-faced little girl, who climbed onto his lap to hear
another bedtime story
If anyone would care to donate to help with Eva’s medical expenses, make checks payable to:
Eva Valentine Benefit Fund and mail to:
Attn: Karen Howard
P.O. Box 265
Laurel. Mississippi 39441