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  • McMaster Children’s Hospital opens Indigenous families room in memory of Makayla Sault

    McMaster Children’s Hospital opens Indigenous families room in memory of Makayla Sault2

    Officials say creation of the space is a visible step toward reconciliation with indigenous communities HAMILTON — McMaster Children’s Hospital took a historic act of reconciliation with an indigenous family this week with the opening of an Indigenous families room in memory of Makayla Sault. Makayla was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2014. Makayla

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  • Family of Makayla Sault speak out about their experiences

    Family of Makayla Sault speak out about their experiences19

    The following is a statment shared by the parents of Makayla Sault during a forum at McMaster University. It is published here in its entirety.

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  • Doctors at McMaster warned using CAS against indigenous families a “horrific” repeat of historical trauma

    Doctors at McMaster warned using CAS against indigenous families a “horrific” repeat of historical trauma6

    A hall full of Oncologists and national press gathered to hear the parents of Makayla Sault and the mother of J.J. speak at McMaster University.

    Both families were invited to read prepared statements as part of a community panel addressing the prejudice they recently faced in the healthcare system and media – and why indigenous people continue to have traumatic experiences in the healthcare system.

    Sonya Sault said her daughter Makayla’s experience at McMaster Children’s Hospital was traumatizing. “Every time Makayla approached the hospital her body began shaking,” she said. “She never got over the fear she experienced when she heard her parents threatened with jail and she and her brothers threatened with apprehension.”

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