It’s never too late to make a significant change

By Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Office of Public Affairs in Collaboration with Medical Media Services
Monday, April 27, 2015
Source: http://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/features/20150427.asp

On July 1, 2011, U.S. Air Force Veteran Lamont Garner awoke from drug-induced sleep. Homeless and in need of medical care, he made a personal decision to seek help from VA which would change his life forever.

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) announces the release of Veteran Viewpoint episode three as part of its ongoing video series that highlights personal VA health care stories from Veterans residing in southwest Florida. This episode features VA patient and U.S. Air Force Veteran Lamont Garner.

On July 1, 2011, Lamont awoke from drug-induced sleep. Homeless and in need of medical care, he knew that he had to make a significant change to the life he had been living for the last 15 years before it was too late. Shortly thereafter, and with only $4.50 in his pocket, he boarded a local transit bus and headed straight to the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (known at the time as the Bay Pines VA Medical Center) to seek help and never looked back.

Today, Lamont is a proud, optimistic and goal-driven man who cares about his health, his family and his relationship with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. It only takes a moment to instantly connect with this jubilant, assertive and goal-oriented Veteran from St. Petersburg, Fla.