A dying woman is asking for a “gift” from a doctor who is “in a wheelchair” after she suffered a stroke.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, said she has been unable to find a doctor to perform a brain scan on her.
The doctor has been out of work for two years.
She said she needs a new set of eyesight because of her severe sight loss.
“She doesn’t want to take care of herself, she’s not taking care of her family,” said her daughter, Rachel.
“We just want to give her a little gift.
It’s just to be able to go home and be with her family.”
Rachel said she wants to make sure her mother knows her wishes are not being ignored.
“I think it’s pretty important for people to understand that there are people out there who are out there looking for the same kind of treatment that they’ve had and that they’re going to get a fair shot,” she said.
The family has been in touch with a family doctor in Edmonton and a specialist in neurology, but said they are not expecting any immediate help.
“It’s hard, it’s not easy, but I’m not going to quit, I’m going to continue with my fight and hopefully this is going to help,” Rachel said.
In January, the woman wrote to a senior doctor in Toronto to request a CT scan.
She says she was told she would need to pay a fee to be eligible for the test.
“The reason I wrote was because the CT scan is a very expensive procedure,” the woman said.
“You don’t get a lot of value out of it.
I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t getting a very high price.”