FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MS PATIENTS TO RALLY NATIONWIDE ON MAY 5TH, 2011
HALIFAX, NS : MS patients Rally on Thursday, May 5th, 2011, at Province House in Halifax, at 1726 Hollis Street from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Patients who seek the right to have venoplasty to restore proper blood drainage from the brain will be rallying in cities across Canada to ask for the discrimination against MS patients to stop.
It is estimated that approximately 150-200 MS patients across Nova Scotia have undergone what has been coined as the “Liberation Treatment”. Many of these patients have experienced improved quality of life after undergoing treatment.
We are asking for:
1. The right to be tested and treated for CCSVI in Nova Scotia.
2. The right to have proper follow-up upon returning from foreign clinics which include:
- a. Doppler ultrasound imaging of the drainage veins from the brain;
- b. the right to be referred to appropriate vascular specialists;
- c. the right to have a non-biased registry for MS patients who have undergone treatment.
3. The right to chose quality of life over unproven or unavailable medical treatments.
Several MS patients who have undergone liberation therapy are being told by their physicians that they cannot be referred for proper follow-up as their doctor`s license to practice medicine could be revoked. These unfounded threats against our primary care physicians and this systematic discrimination against MS patients who have been treated for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) must stop.
On May 5 we will stand, “… UNITED IN SOLIDARITY, FROM COAST TO COAST, WITH OUR MS COMMUNITY! “
CONTACT INFORMATION : Crystal Bruce CCSVI RALLY - Halifax