Donations allow N.S. family to fly to Toronto hospital
Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a Nova Scotia single mother is able to bring her family to Toronto for her son's doctor's appointment.
People from across the country donated so that Nichol MacNeil and her two sons could make the trip to Toronto together.
MacNeil's four-year-old son, Devon, suffers from a digestive condition known as severe gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Severe GERD is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid and bile wash back into the esophagus.
MacNeil said the condition causes her son to throw up almost every day.
Several trips and surgeries to the IWK Heath Centre in Halifax haven't fixed the problem. MacNeil called the trip to the Hospital for Sick Children her last hope.
The CBC's Gary Mansfield has more.