|Published:||Oct 27, 2010 3:40 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 27, 2010 12:40 AM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News has learned an injured Cape Coral soldier is scheduled to return to a Washington, DC military hospital on Wednesday.
PFC Corey Kent lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan over the summer. He had been staying at a VA hospital in Tampa, but his family says the move was needed after concerns about the treatment he was receiving.
Kent's family claims a cleanliness problem and poor communication between doctors hurt Corey's recovery.
The latest setback was gall bladder surgery a week ago.
"The ability to see family, the ability to see his friends, he was willing to give all that up to go back to Walter Reed because he's scared of anybody and doesn't trust anybody that walks into that room at that hospital," said Kent's stepfather, Dan Ashby, in an interview with WINK News last week.
The Tampa VA has said they're taking the family's concerns seriously.
WINK News also showed the photos to Senator Bill Nelson this week, who says his office will work to demand improvements at the VA.
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