Calgarian says she’s forced to head south, pay $110,000 for brain surgery | Calgary Herald

Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in Financial Planning | Posted on 08-03-2015

Before she was diagnosed with a rare tumour, Kristina Waldmann was completing an honours degree in psychology at the University of Calgary, volunteering at the Distress Centre and holding down three jobs.

But the 27-year-old says debilitating symptoms have forced her to stop working, studying and doing just about everything.

Waldmann’s parents have remortgaged their home as the young woman prepares for an expensive three-week trip to the United States in March for what she hopes will be life-changing brain surgery.

The surgery will not be covered by Alberta Health, meaning Waldmann and her family will be stuck paying a tab that’s estimated to be more than $110,000

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