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Rep. Gene Green hosts Veterans forum in Aldine

ALDINE- On Monday, May 5, Congressman Gene Green hosted a Veterans Forum in Aldine to talked about legislation and issues affecting Veterans.

Congressman Green talked about the GI Bill which was approved in 2008 and provides benefits for returning WWII Veterans.

Those benefits include low-cost mortages, low-interest loans to start a business, covers expenses to attend college, high school or other education. He explained that the GI Bill is giving good help to some veterans he knows and that so far no cuts have been made to this program.

However, with some cuts somewhere else, Congresman Green is working to avoid it on Veterans programs.

“My goal with administration of the medical center is for the Veterans to have access to those programs, because they already earned that by serving our country,” said Congressman Green.

Others program that Veterans can benefit from include housing like an apartment building on Beltway 8.

A representative with theVA Medical Center explained that the VA Health Care Benefit is considered the minimum coverage for the required coverage of the new Obamacare and Veterans who register or have VA, do not need to have Obamacare coverage.

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, VLB Serving Texas Veterans for Life and VA National Cemetery were also present to assist Veterans with any questions about services they provide to Veterans.

Veterans who may have questions about these and other veterans programs, may contact Congressman Gene Green Office at 281-999-5879.

Aldine ISD student-athletes receive free heart screens

More than 750 Aldine ISD student-athletes received free heart screens in conjunction with their annual athletic physicals on Tuesday, May 6 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

Student-athletes received their screens from personnel from the Cypress ECG Project, a Texas-based non-profit organization that provided ECG equipment and staff to conduct the testing.

The results will be read and interpreted by Cardiologists and results of the tests were expected to be returned within two days, along with information regarding any potential diagnosis.

The free heart screens were funded by the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Foundation. The heart-screening program is committed to preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest. On May 6, 2012, Cody Stephens was a few weeks from graduating from Crosby High School, he seemed to be in perfect health, and had no idea that he had a fatal heart problem. On that Sunday afternoon Cody kicked back in his dad’s recliner and dozed off for a nap. He never woke up. Cody’s father Scott attended the event, which was the biggest to date in the Houston area. State Rep. Sylvester Turner also attended the event. He is working on legislation trying to make ECG screening mandatory for all Texas athletes. Rep. Turner has pledged his support to make it happen in the next Legislative session, which will begin in January of 2015.

For more information about cardiac screening and the Cypress ECG Project, www.cypressecgproject.org or call 361-236-5898.

For more information about the Cody Stephens Foundation, go to www.codystephensfoundation.org or email: scottpstephens@gmail.com.