First Nations woman needs out of country surgery but Manitoba government says it won’t pay – APTN News

June 18, 2019

Every night Niki Dumas feeds herself through a tube.

The 30-year-old can no longer stomach solid food.

For the past four months Dumas has been relying on a daily tube feed to receive the nutrients she needs to live.

Dumas lives with a rare abnormality called intestinal malrotation, which is a condition where the intestines are not in the correct anatomical position.

“My organs are in the wrong place. My large and small bowels are completely twisted,” Dumas told APTN News from her home in Carberry, Man.

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