Readers help sick girl while government does nothing

Madi Vanstone has a rare form of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and requires a life-saving drug, Kalydeco, to...

Madi Vanstone has a rare form of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and requires a life-saving drug, Kalydeco, to keep her breathing. (Supplied photo)

Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

TORONTO — What was that Charles Dickens said about the best of times and the worst of times?

It came to mind Tuesday, when little Madi Vanstone came to Queen’s Park from her home near Bradford, Ont., asking for something very simple, yet tragically illusive for her.

She wants her health. She wants to breathe. She simply wants to survive.

Is that too much to ask in a province where half our taxes go to health care?

For Madi, life is a struggle — especially since the government won’t fund the life-saving drugs she needs.

I wrote about her earlier this week. Madi, 12, suffers from a rare form of cystic fibrosis. She desperately needs a life-saving drug, Kalydeco, to keep her breathing.


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