Change legislation regarding clinical trials in Canada to give my son a fighting chance
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My son Ryken has been in an ongoing battle for his life with Leukemia.
Currently, legislation in Alberta states the province can't cover funding of "clinical trials".
My son lives in Alberta where CAR T cells aren't available. This is an experimental treatment to overcome Leukemia and it’s only recently become available in Canada, in Toronto. It’s been used in the United States for 5 plus years.
Ryken was approved to get treated in the United States, but the treatment would cost our family 500,000 CAD, an amount the Alberta province is refusing to cover because of the "clinical trial" status. We simply can’t afford this.
My son has also been accepted to get treated in Toronto, but we were denied financial support to get treatement there as well, in our own country. Medical care should be available equally to all Canadians no matter what Province you live in.
Our healthcare system is failing my son. We are out of options: his life depends on this treatment.
I ask the Sarah Hoffman, the Alberta Minister of health, to please make this treatment available and affordable for people in our province. Legislation must be changed to allow government financial support for clinical trials.
Every day that goes by I see my son’s health deteriorate. Please sign and share this petition to give my boy a fighting chance at life.
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