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Ice Bucket Challenge Progress

David J Jersild

Branch: Navy
Served: 1963 - 1967
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Written by: Linda Jersild , Spouse
Dave served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict, 1963-1967, although he never was in Vietnam. A couple of years ago, we noticed trembling in his hands. We went to doctors/neurologists about it, and they thought it was "just Parkinson's," not much to do about it. He was losing weight and fatigued. A urologist is who helped us realize what it was. He was diagnosed August 26, 2014 and passed away August 16, 2015. He was confined to a wheelchair and couldn't feed himself. Dave never lost his smile or sense of humor. We are very thankful to the VA and all the help they gave us.

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