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B.C. cuts respite for family of severely disabled child

Parents say Campbell government biased against families who look after their own

The parents of a severely disabled B.C. girl are accusing the provincial government of neglecting the needs of disabled children and their families.

"Our experience tells you what is important to this government. I mean, obviously children and families aren't important," said Suzana Pekrul.

Pekrul and her husband, Jeff Pekrul, care for their six-year-old daughter around the clock, but said they can't get the government to pay for the respite their doctors recommended. The family has been asking for $500 a month in extra support, to pay for a caregiver to come in one evening a week and give them a break.

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