A Preeceville woman is asking the provincial government for help covering the cost of her husband’s medical care at the Mayo Clinic in the U.S.
Keri Gardner says her 46 year old husband Rod’s condition is deteriorating, and says they can’t get a diagnosis in either Saskatchewan or Canada.
“We should have really pushed for referrals to the specialists,” Gardner said. “The ball was dropped on his healthcare and we’re to the point where we trusted the system, we trusted all of the doctors that we’ve seen, and we’ve trusted the fact that they’re going to find a diagnosis.”
She was asked if a go-fund-me campaign is on the cards.
“We probably could, [but] unfortunately where we stand now time is running out.” Keri replied.
She says a “For The Love of Rod” campaign has been started to try and get the province to cover even some of their costs.
However in a letter to Keri, the Ministry of Health says her request has been denied because criteria for out-of-country services have not been met.
The Ministry stated that based on information provided by Keri, “it is not all clear that all services in the province have been assessed or other in Canada have been exhausted.”