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Michael Russell, Director of The Center of Excellence, enters the mobile MRI machine at the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Center in Temple on Monday August 4, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Michael Russell, Director of The Center of Excellence, enters the mobile MRI machine at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Center in Temple, Texas. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Based on the paint job alone, I concluded the trailer could be mobilized quickly to scan the brains of injured vets. However, when I read the article written by Jeremy Schwartz for American Stateman, I learned the mobile MRI has not been used.

In an effort to help the injured vets, I would like to propose a few solutions:

1. If the machine does not work, return it.

2. If the agency does not have personnel who are qualified to operate the machine, either hire, train, or contract with qualified personnel.

3. If the trailer cannot be used as intended, return it. If the trailer specifications were not included in the Request for Offers, fire all people who were responsible for approving the Request for Offers.

Agencies, organizations, and people must be held accountable for their egregious errors or mediocrity will prevail.

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.