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Richland Veteran Recovers From Brain Surgery

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RICHLAND, Wash.--Veteran Steve Prince is making a miraculous recovery.

As a service representative for the Vietnam Veterans of America, Prince has helped thousands of veterans fill out medical benefit claim forms.

His surgery was on Friday, September 19th and you could never tell unless you see the scar on the left side of his head or the cane he uses for balance.

Doctors originally told Prince to expect a stroke, seizures, even memory loss during his recovery period; none of which have occurred.

Prince admits he's not a big religious man though the night before his surgery, he went outside to pray.

The self proclaimed "secretary with hairy legs" says he is overwhelmed by the support from his veterans and the community.

"I really don't know that I've done anything that much to deserve that kind of support," claims Prince. I do what I can because I love my vets and the vets need the help. That's why I'm here."

Steve still faces one more surgery to remove two additional brain aneurysms (blood clot).

In the meantime, he is determined to help "his" vets, ride his motorcycle and spend a lot of time writing thank you cards.

 

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