Newstalk 1010 has learned that Kimm Fletcher, a 41-year-old mom of two from Milton, will get to meet with Health Minister Deb Matthews Wednesday at Queen’s Park.
Fletcher has been battling stage 4 brain cancer and has been told that she only has a couple of months to live. Fletcher’s doctors, however, say the mother of two’s life could be prolonged with a drug called Avastin. The treatment would cost around $8,400 a month. The Ontario Health Insurance Policy does not cover the drug for brain cancer treatment because according to Health Minister Deb Matthews “the evidence does not warrant coverage for other types of cancer.” OHIP does currently cover the drug’s use in cases of colorectal cancer.
Kimm Fletcher’s physicians say that her life could be prolonged for up to 18 months with the Avastin treatment and the drug is currently being used to treat brain cancer in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Fletcher’s brother-in-law, John Fletcher, says they will be meeting with their local MPP Ted Chudleigh and Health Minister Deb Matthews tomorrow morning at Queen’s Park at 10a.m.
Kimm has also started a crowdfunding page where you can donate to her cause, just click here.