Canada

Canadian Child Denied Medical Treatment over Alternative Care

Mother took him for "unapproved" treatment in the United States

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An eight-year-old boy with a rare childhood disease has been refused care by at least one Canadian specialist because his mother took him to the U.S. for a treatment not approved in B.C.

"When it's your child, you feel outraged," said mother Sima Hadidi, of Surrey, B.C. "He needs to be monitored. And you just cannot punish people because they didn't do what you suggested."

Johnan Hadidi has Legg Calvé Perthes syndrome, a disease that cuts off the blood supply to children's leg joints at the hip, causing bone degeneration.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter rts)