My cousin, Brandon - a 21 Year old Ottawa man has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disease of the muscles that has him confined to wheelchair. He suffers from heart and respiratory problems and weighs only 67lbs. His life depends on a special diet, one that permits him to swallow without choking.
Recently the Ministry of Community and Social Services decided that Brandon & others with same disease will no longer receive an allowance. There are 14 diseases that are eligible for the allowance, including anorexia nervosa, cirrhosis, congestive heart failure, HIV/Aids and MS. Brandon's mother asked Dalton McGuinty to help and his constituency office suggested she start a petition.
We the undersigned call on the Provincial government to review their policy and add Muscular Dystrophy and other weight-loss illnesses to the list of diseases eligible to receive Government assistance.
The Help Brandon: help those with Muscular Dystrophy petition to Provincial Government was written by Glenda Laverty and is in the category Health at GoPetition.