Nunavik patient at Ullivik gets wheelchair; family launches fundraiser to buy more – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 14, 2023

Julia St-Aubin says people were upset seeing photo of her grandfather sitting in luggage cart; family hopes it can help others

A Nunavik patient who frequently stays at a medical boarding home near Montreal has received a wheelchair that he can use there.

Now, his family is raising money to buy more wheelchairs for other Nunavimmiut who need them.

Jean-Guy St-Aubin, 76, of Kangiqsualujjuaq, regularly travels to the Montreal area to receive cancer treatments. Like many others seeking health care in the south, he stays at Ullivik, which provides short-term lodging for Nunavik medical patients receiving treatment in the city.

After a radiotherapy appointment that left him exhausted and wanting to lie down, St-Aubin returned to Ullivik on March 1 to discover there was no wheelchair available to take him back to his room.

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