Managing Editor's Note: Last January we told you about a petition to President Obama demanding treatment for the children of men and women in the armed forces.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) -- You're in the military serving your country in Afghanistan and your wife informs you that your 4-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with autism . Then word comes that the military's health care plan will not cover her treatment. What do you do?
What the Manchester woman found was that in the fervor in Washington to cut spending the government was abandoning her and her deployed husband in their biggest hour of need.
In addition to serving in Desert Storm, Sergeant Major William Kenyon of Manchester has had two deployments to Afghanistan, more than two-and-a-half years away from Rachel Margret.
"My daughter was diagnosed in 2010 with autism while my husband was serving a deployment in Afghanistan and I quickly found out what little services were available through the military's health care program called Tricare," said Rachel Kenyon.
Through social media, the couple quickly found out they were not the only ones abandoned by their government...
Read the full story by Mark Davis at WTNH in Connecticut.