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I wonder where we can find a good used guillotine?

Perhaps if McGuinty and his band of merry jackasses were threatened with a Marie Antoinette and King Louis demise, they’d get their collective S!$% together and start running this province  the way it should be run.  I think I’ll get out my knitting needles.  One can hope, can’t she? — DQ


Christina Blizzard — QMI Agency — June 30, 2012

TORONTO – Dave and Kristina Reid have hit a brick wall waiting for OHIP to step up and pay for the treatment their son, Liam, desperately needs to save his sight.

Liam, 3, was born with PFVS Norrie’s disease – a rare retinal disorder that will cause him to go blind if he doesn’t get treatment from a Michigan specialist.

I wrote about the family three weeks ago after they came to Queen’s Park to plead their case with Health Minister Deb Matthews.

At that time, the Reids turned down generous private donations, saying they felt OHIP should pay for his out-of-country care. They had high hopes OHIP would come through – especially since another child in the province with the same disease is getting his treatment in Michigan paid for by OHIP.

They’ve already paid $45,000 from their own pocket for Liam’s treatment with world-renowned specialist Dr. Michael Trese. They had to skip an appointment with him at Detroit’s Beaumont Hospital in April because they didn’t have $5,000 to pay the bill.

With another appointment coming up next week, they’re hoping the folk who came forward to offer financial help when I first wrote about Liam will once again offer support.

“We have to take this into our own hands. We’re very afraid for the future,” Kristina told me.

They’re devastated their request has been denied. They were promised a meeting with Matthews – which still hasn’t happened, although the health minister called the family and urged them to return to the Hospital for Sick Children, where doctors performed an unsuccessful surgery on Liam’s right eye almost three years ago.

Health ministry officials are now insisting the family take Liam back to Sick Kids to undergo diagnostic tests that require an anesthetic – despite the fact that Liam’s doctor has told them there’s nothing more that can be done locally.

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