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Iraq Veteran struggles with cancer
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Monica Hickmott

Monica Hickmott, 44, left the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas, to spend the time she has left with her four children, new husband, dogs, and horses. She has been a patient since the first of January this year.
Susan, 23, is in banking; Helen, 19, is home; Jerry, 17, will graduate June 7th from high school; Dakota, 14, soon to be 15, is a high school freshman. Hickmott’s husband has been her care-giver when Hickmott was not able to do her regular activies. He took the necessary training so he could give her medication, shots, etc. Monica and family live in Coperas Cove, Texas.
Hickmott spent 17 years in the army counting active duty and National Guard. She was in a transportation company providing combat support for troop in Iraq for 15 months. November 2009 her company was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. She received a medical discharge as a Staff Sergeant E6 in February 2010. Hickmott lost half her hearing, has PTSD, and cancer among the diagnosis.
When Hickmott left the VA Hospital, her plans were to enjoy her life, her children, husband, and animals. Siblings include Alex Leidig of Abilene, Garth Leidig of Salina, Charles Leidig of Hays, and Margaret Leidig of Great Bend. A fifth sibling, Dorothy Leidig, lives in Washington State. Her mother, Mary Leidig, lives near Timken.
If anyone or group would like to help Monica and her family, they may do so by sending gifts to Monica Hickmott, 511 John Henry Dr., Copperas Cove, Tex. 76522-4768, or to Mary Leidig, Rt. 2 Box 110A, Timken, Ks. 67575.
A card shower for her recent birthday and get wells wishes would be appreciated.