So the couple are heading to Tampa, Fla., where, on Feb. 9- 10, Dugas will get the procedure done.
"We're skeptical because Canada still wants all this testing to be done. Linda's at a point in her life when we can't wait any longer. She wants this in the worst way," Andre said.
Dugas will rent an RV for the trip, which, along with the treatment, will cost around $20,000.
"It's coming out of our pocket. It was $8,700 just for the procedure," he said.
"We live in the best country in the world, why is it Canadians have to go to Costa Rica or The States to get this done?"
"It's MS, it's an S.O.B. of a sickness," he said. "If something doesn't happen ... in six to eight months, she'll be in a bed."
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There's usually a follow-up on stories like these, I'll watch for it in two weeks. I hope she gets improvements.
Canada needs to get its act together, IMO. It would cheaper, safer, and better care if this woman were able to pay for CCSVI treatment in her own country. She should not have to travel for a treatment that a doctor could do in their own hometown.