In a heartbreaking twist of fate, yet another Whitby tot is trapped in a cruel battle with our uncaring health insurance system as his family battles for OHIP to pay for the surgery he needs.
Little Mackenzie Graham, who just turned one-year-old, needs surgery with world-renowned Michigan eye surgeon, Dr. Michael Trease to save his sight.
Mackenzie’s parents, Matt and Heather, realized there was something wrong a couple of months after he was born. Doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children diagnosed him with Persistent Fetal Vascalature Syndrome (PFVS).
They recently confirmed he has Norrie’s Disease, a genetic disorder that affects the eyes. Without specialized treatment it almost always leads to blindness.