True Blue Podcast

Bonus Episode #5 - Surviving Cystic Fibrosis - New Miracle Medication - "Trikafta"

July 14, 2021 Matt Waterman/Dale Sleightholme/Jeremy Vosbourgh
True Blue Podcast
Bonus Episode #5 - Surviving Cystic Fibrosis - New Miracle Medication - "Trikafta"
Show Notes

**Update**
On Tuesday October 5th 2021, the BC Government agreed to fund Trikafta as new medication for many people living with Cystic Fibrosis.    The VCPU is happy to see this announcement.

Sgt. Dale Sleightholme is passionate about a new miracle medication for those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and the reason is that his son has been living with CF his whole life and he wants him to be able to  live a long life.  Dale is advocating to have Provincial Governments approve the distribution of Trikafta; this new medication has recently been approved by Health Canada.  You will hear Dale describe what kids/adults with CF have to struggle with; a severely reduced lung capacity and how they will die without this new medication. 

We are also joined by serving Winnipeg Police officer Jeremy Vosbourgh who lives with CF - we want Jeremy to be able to complete his police career and enjoy a healthy retirement and see him get access to Trikafta. 

Go to this page to sign the petition to approve Trikafta:
https://action.cysticfibrosis.ca/page/81341/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=webbanner&_ga=2.127899211.779444189.1621289247-627863890.1621289247
Talk to your local MLA to voice your support to have this medication available to save lives!

https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/news/health-canada-approval-of-transformational-cystic-fibrosis-medication-brings-hope-to-cf-community?p=1