Reduce the recently increased parent parking rate

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Anita Kanitz
7 years ago
Children Learn What They Live -

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.

If a child learns to feel shame, he learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.

He a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.

If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.

-- Dorothy Law Neite

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Gary Liu
7 years ago
Although Canadian health care is free, I don't believe that it's right for them to charge so much for just being there to visit their sick children. Especially if their kids have come down with a serious sickness or even cancer, where it would take months or even up to a year. This means that if going by the rate of $20 a day, they can spend up to $7,300 in supporting their seriously sick child.
Although this can be a problem to the hospital, bringing more people in the the parking lot and than its maximum capacity, people still do have to remember that eventually they will have to work to support themselves and remaining family members. Also if blood related or legal guardians of said hospitalized child are given a certificate to prove themselves, that can be placed on dashboards for a reduced rates. This is decrease the amount of people that will abuse the downtown parking prices.

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Karen Fu
7 years ago
Although I only visit Sick Kids every two years, I can imagine what it is like for parents with a child who has cancer.

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Britney Compton
7 years ago
I take my son to sick kids for health reasons.

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Susan Yeo
8 years ago
It is difficult enough to deal with a sick child and being away from home, family and friends. To add an addition financial burden on top of everything else is just not morally right.

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Stacey Taylor
8 years ago
this is very important to myself & my child so I don't have to cancel clinic appointment's in not being able to afford the price of gas and now the raise of parking price.

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Chris Mitchell
8 years ago
This is so important to me because my daughter has Sickle Cell Disease / Lupus...and we sometimes are there for over a week depending on her condition. This can be every month. The cost of parking adds up quickly and becomes really stressful.

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maria alexander
8 years ago
When i see how much the CEO get in benefits- including a car, I think it is heartless. The CEO should get a decrease in his benefits, (this does not include his pay) and get rid of his car before he asks parents and family who are undergoing so much to pay to keep his nest well feathered. Shame on them!

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Lisa mitchell
8 years ago
the emotional strain in having a sick child in the first place is now compounded with a financial strain of high parking fees at the hospital on our visits.

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Andrea Snider
8 years ago
As a former patient of Sick Kids, I recognize the amazing results which can e achieved by working with such a dedicated team of care givers. However, parents, family, and friends are a key part of this care giving team and it is essential that they be able to visit the hospital at a nominal cost. I hope that Sick Kids will continue to explore opportunities to improve access to affordable parking for the families of cancer patients and the families of all patients.