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Once-Homeless Veteran No Longer Adrift, Thanks to VA-Community Life Raft

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For Maine Veteran Bill Marinelli, becoming homeless at age 70 was like finding himself floating aimlessly down a river. In his eighth decade of life, Bill was homeless, partially blind from cataracts and living with high blood pressure and cholesterol. With nowhere left to go, Bill’s friend advised him to get help from the community and VA. A Grant and Per Diem liaison with the VA Maine Health Care System helped Bill enroll in VA health care. Thanks to VA, the help of community partners and the timely advice of a friend, Bill can now see the outlines of the leaves on the trees, the petals of the flowers and the lyrics to his songs. For more of Robert's story and the complete article, visit http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/28424/homeless-veteran-no-longer-adrift-thanks-va-community-life-raft/