Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:57 PM

My Sister Has Leukemia

From: TJ The_man
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2007 9:37 PM
Subject: A message from a Canadian Brother

Hey Michael,

How are you, I sent you an E-mail a little while back regarding your film Fahrenheit 9/11... it was a pro bush letter. Oops. Who knew I'd be eating my words a few years later? But I am not writing you to talk about the past I just wanted to you know while there are a lot of things that sometimes seem slightly glorified in your films about Canada one thing that isn't is our health care.

My sister has leukemia she's been fighting it now for about three months and I am happy to say that she in remission. For anyone who has ever had any complaints with the line ups in our hospitals and health care treatments just send them to talk to me. When she first started feeling sick she went to the doctors office. They did a couple of tests. Within 48 hours they had rushed her down to VGH (Vancouver General Hospital) to run more Tests. She spent about 2 weeks in the hospital before being allowed to come home (she could have stayed longer but the doctors said it was ok for her to be treated as an outpatient and she missed home). Since then she's received chemo treatments and other medicine and had to go back to the hospital for another two week stay. But bottom line is that she hasn't had to to pay for any of this and an interesting fact my father found out is that we would be spending 1000 dollars a day on her if this was the states... (we did have to pay for some of her medicine but it was nowhere near that cost) The point was she got effective treatment Fast! So the stats about long lines? B.S. Bottom line: if someone's sick we'll help them.

I wish you all the best of luck on your latest film and hope one day the USA can pour some of that money from Iraq into their own problems. Medicare isn't why the country is in debt. The war is.

take care

Langley, B.C.

P.S. Way to stick it to Blitzer haha

Previous Posts


RSS Feed Canadians Tell You the Truth About Health Care in Canada RSS