A dying Army veteran who served seven years at Fort Bragg as a paratrooper and was deployed to Afghanistan twice, is asking fellow veterans to make his final wishes come true.
Jason Spottedhorse, 37, has less than six months to live as a result of the toxic chemicals he was exposed to in the“burn pits” in Afghanistan, News9 Oklahoma City reported.
According to Spottedhorse’s GoFundMe page, his final wish is to visit the California Redwood forest, due to his Native American background.
As of Thursday afternoon, roughly $3,600 was raised of his $5,000 goal to visit California.
According to his hospice caregiver, five neurologists have diagnosed Spottedhorse with symptoms from a number of neurological diseases.
One of his caregivers, Kate, told the news outlet that one of Spottedhorse’s final wishes is for fellow veterans to join the VA Burn Pit registry.
The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry was launched in 2014 to understand the health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards. Roughly three million veterans are eligible to join the registry.