Brownsburg, Ind.: Amanda Price Palmer, left, cares for her sister, Carrie Price-Nix, as she rests at Palmers home. Both have sought disability compensation on the basis that their health issues can be traced to their fathers exposure to herbicides while he served in Vietnam. Their father, Stephen Price, was an Air Force mechanic who served at the U.S. air base in Da Nang in 1967. Even today, the site is contaminated with levels of TCDD that are as much as 365 times higher than what the World Health Organization deems safe. Price died in April 2008 after fighting leukemia, diabetes and chloracne, all of which are associated with the herbicides used in Vietnam. The sisters have resigned themselves to a life of prolonged fatigue and permanent disability. They've had 41 surgeries between them in the past 20 years, including five brain operations, two spinal cord surgeries and one hysterectomy. See the entire .
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