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Old 08-10-2010, 12:11 AM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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Also, contact Sherri Foster thru his office. She handles insurance appeals./support
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:42 PM
mperron mperron is offline
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I think us Canadians need to be putting pressure on our government to pay for our children to recieve treatment for their hemangiomas rather than just accepting the typical wait and see approach which seems to be common recommendations here in Canada from doctors. I know it can seem like a losing battle with politicians but more people need to speak up.

I'm going to write my local politicians a letter even though I have already paid for my son's treatment in the united states. I'm not expecting to be reimbursed. I'm just so fed up with our health care system denying treatment to our precious children. I'm a hardworking tax payer and my child deserves the medical treatment he requires.

I've always been a proud Canadian, but was very dissapointed when I had to take my son out of country for treatment. I actually work in the health care system, and see many faults in current system. There is not enough attention being paid to preventative measures (i.e. treating hemangiomas before they become larger and cause more complications).

I encourage other parents to speak up!

Sorry about the lengthy response. I'm just a frustrated Canadian mommy!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:38 PM
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Couldn't agree with you more mperron!! I am so sick of being told "let's just wait a few years and see what happens" ...RRRRRRRRRRR! It really is sad that Canada is not yet on the early intervention band wagon. You are totally right, we need to speak up let it be known that this "wait and see approach" is unacceptable. What really gets me fired up is when they tell you that the kids aren't even aware of the hemangioma and treatment would only be for our (adult) satisfaction....what a bunch of BS!!! So when our son can’t ride a bike or play hockey with his friends because he can’t wear a helmet due to his hemangioma he’s not going to be aware of that and have no issues with that?!?!?…who are they trying to kid! Sorry for my rant as well, but it is so frustrating! I will also be writing a letter to my local politician…and other Canadians want to join us!
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:42 PM
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Go adnama!
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