Bruce Wright, a US Navy Veteran and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patient, was a guest on the Veterans Radio podcast. In the interview, Bruce shares stories from his time serving in Vietnam, exposure to Agent Orange, and his diagnosis of CLL.
Bruce also recounts his experience navigating the Veteran Affairs (VA) system to receive healthcare benefits years after his time in the Navy. When he was diagnosed with CLL at a VA hospital, it was a surprise, as it is for most people, as Bruce did not have any symptoms at the time.
Soon after his diagnosis, Bruce found CLL Society, which has helped him navigate living with CLL ever since. With CLL Society, Bruce learned the importance of using the watch and wait period as a time to plan for possible treatment, the importance of finding expert care for CLL, and the value of connecting with fellow individuals impacted by CLL in support groups.
For veterans living with CLL, CLL Society has veteran-specific resources to help navigate the VA, apply for benefits, and find quality care.
Listen to Bruce’s Veterans Radio podcast episode, Agent Orange, and its gift of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, wherever you get podcasts.