Articles about ‘Sylvia de Vries’

Reimburse cancer patient, petition asks

  • April 23, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Globe and Mail’s Lisa Priest reports on the 4,000-signature petition being sent to Ontario’s Health Minister today, demanding that cancer patient Sylvia de Vries be reimbursed for the $60,000 she spent at a U.S. hospital to have a massive tumour removed. The petition also requests that George Smitherman remove the “red tape” barriers to accessing out-of-country care. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw Client and Cancer Survivor Calls on Minister to Grant Out-of-Country Funding

  • March 14, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw client and cancer survivor Sylvia de Vries has called on the minister of to grant funding for necessary out-of-country medical care.

A number of major media outlets reported on her call for action. Click on the links below for the full coverage:

Even huge tumour can’t secure care in Ontario, by Lisa Priest, Globe and Mail. » Read the rest