Disabled veterans: Bus stop not close enough to new VA clinic

Veteran Transport Services, Inc.

WSOC TV News  on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 By Sarah Rosario, reporter
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CHARLOTTE —

Disabled veterans are turning to Channel 9 for help after finding out they’ll have to walk a block to get to their new Veterans Affairs clinic.

This is the second time veterans have had to ask the city to move a bus stop closer to a new facility.

Construction is underway on West Tyvola Road at Cascade Pointe Boulevard.

Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. C.W. Perkins has been walking with a cane for almost four years. He lost his sight in 2007 and has learned to find his way.

“What I have to do is bump up against a wall as I’m walking. If a wall disappears, then I have to slow down and find my way,” Perkins said.

Perkins receives treatment at the VA and is looking forward to using the new facility under…

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