Socialists often claim to care for the children….but the reality is they don’t and can’t.
Caroline Alphonso and Karen Howlett The Globe and Mail , Jun. 13 2012,
The Reids – who are still awaiting official confirmation of funding from Ontario bureaucrats – first shared their story last month with The Globe and Mail. Liam, who turns three years old on Monday, suffers from advanced bilateral persistent fetal vasculature syndrome (PFVS)/Norrie’s disease, a rare retinal condition that, if left untreated, would result in permanent blindness and the loss of both eyes by his next birthday.
The family spent more than $45,000 out of its own pocket for surgery and semi-annual follow-ups in the United States because Ontario’s health-insurance plan repeatedly denied funding, arguing equivalent care is available here. This was despite the fact that doctors in Toronto told the family they couldn’t do anything more for Liam and directed him to a world-renowned vitreoretinal surgeon in Michigan.