‘Wish we could teleport to Alberta’: Vancouver Island girl calls on B.C. to fund cystic fibrosis drug – CTV

Aug. 31, 2022

A Vancouver Island family is frustrated that the B.C. government is dragging its feet when it comes to funding a cystic fibrosis medication for children, while other provinces in Canada already have.

Ten-year-old Maysa Milligan from Courtenay, B.C., is one of 40 kids in the province aged six through 11 who can’t access Trikafta, a medication that’s been called a game-changing drug for treating cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis is a fatal, progressive disease that attacks multiple organs, primarily the lungs.

“To know that this life saving drug that could change everything about our daughter’s health is available but just out of reach is incredibly frustrating,” said Sarah Milligan.

Adults across the country can access the medication, and recently it was approved for use in children by Health Canada.

Read more: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/wish-we-could-teleport-to-alberta-vancouver-island-girl-calls-on-b-c-to-fund-cystic-fibrosis-drug-1.6050009

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