As we start to recover from our holiday barbecues, we thought that this story would be an interesting close to the Memorial Day weekend:
Five-year-old Rachel Margaret Kenyon’s father was serving with the Connecticut National Guard in Afghanistan when she was diagnosed with autism.
Sgt. Maj. William Kenyon of Manchester is an active-duty veteran of Desert Storm _ the early-1990s conflict in Iraq _ as well as two tours in Afghanistan. His wife, Rachel, is fighting within the military for better autism coverage through the armed forces’ health insurance program, TRICARE.
“Having served 25 years in the infantry so far, he has seen it all, been there and done that, but when autism came knocking on our door, no uniform, no arsenal, no commendation medals could have prepared us for the fight ahead,” Rachel Kenyon said of her husband. “Not a fight against autism, but a fight to secure the medical treatments our daughter with autism needed.”
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