Caring for Kyram: Dad of severely disabled boy pleads for help

Ottawa Citizen | December 19, 2014, Written by Sonia Mendes

“Kyram requires care 24 hours a day to ensure his survival,” says his dad Myles Dear, whose son was born four months premature and has cerebral palsy.  At night, a trained nurse sits at his bedside and a disability support worker is with him during the day.

Quality professional care for children with severe disabilities comes with a high price tag, but only a portion of Kyram’s long-term needs are currently being funded by the Ontario government. The difference, which Dear has calculated to $65,000 per year, must be paid out of his own pocket.

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19-12-2014 11-16-07 AM

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