A support group for trans veterans meets in New Orleans, linked to the only VA that is known to treat them with respect.
From equipment that doesn’t fit to an ill-equipped VA medical system.
An Iraq War veteran, now a paramedic, runs into trouble.
"I rewarded the man with another hit of naloxone, which made him even more alive, even less happy. Karen was busy with the gear, and I thought for sure that the coast was clear. It wasn’t. As soon as I put the note in my pocket, I saw the boy. He stood in the doorway, watching me with a basically impassive expression. He chewed his gum. He blew a splendid bubble."
“Suddenly, he had to ask for help with buttons, zippers and shoelaces. And he loathes asking for help.”