Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)
October 12, 2021
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that veterans service representatives on his Arizona staff had worked to secure necessary oxygen tank and concentrator supplies for a Korean War veteran living in the Village of Oak Creek.
O’Halleran’s office received a call from Mr. Marvel Stalcup, a First District veteran, after his oxygen supplier informed him that the VA had ordered them to retrieve his oxygen tanks and concentrator. As a sufferer of COPD who relies on enriched oxygen to breathe, Mr. Stalcup contacted O’Halleran’s office for immediate answers and assistance. Veterans services representatives were able to identify and correct miscommunication at the VA and ensure his oxygen prescription continued uninterrupted.
“I want to thank the casework team and Tom for resolving my problems with the VA so quickly,” said Mr. Stalcup. “I now have an appointment with the VA clinic in Cottonwood and my life is back and under control again.”
“I commend my staff for their swift and thorough work to address this issue and get Mr. Stalcup the medical supplies he needs for everyday life,” said O’Halleran. “But, too often, his story is one we hear from our veterans—miscommunications and mismanagement that result in severe disruptions in health and quality of life for those who have served. I encourage any First District veterans to contact my office if they are having an issue with the VA; my staff is trained and ready to assist you. I will continue working to hold the VA accountable at the federal level and ensure red tape and mismanagement do not harm our brave veterans.”
Veterans and First District families in need of assistance with issues they may be having with federal agencies like the VA can visit O’Halleran’s website and click the “Help with a Federal Agency” page.