The Canadian Press

2015-04-20 | Soldier Tumour Misdiagnosis

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A 24-year-old reservist says the Canadian military is refusing to accept responsibility for misdiagnosing her brain tumour and she won't get the support she was promised by Defence Minister Jason Kenney. Leading Seaman Robyn Young, originally from Windsor, Ontario, went to a military doctor complaining of headaches and double vision. She was told a quality of care review concluded her condition was not attributable to military service. (Despite displaying symptoms of a brain tumour for four years, Young was sent for corrective eye surgery -- something that civilian doctors say was unnecessary and contributes to her ongoing health problems. A tumour the size of a toonie was found and removed last June, and the family wants National Defence to pick up the tab for her continuing care.)

Date: 2015-04-20
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << instead yeah it's really hard I'm sorry it's so it's really hard to to figure this to figure this out because this just happened this morning and we're so caught off guard because it's so hard to to know that I'm not going to get any support I'm a soldier and I join the forces when I was 16 and that's what my life was supposed to be >>


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