Stephanie Schneck’s nine-year-old daughter Gracie has had trouble hearing her entire life. This past summer, Gracie was introduced to a new hearing aid, and finally found some relief. After years of surgeries and specialist appointments, something finally worked. The only problem? The device costs more than $6,000—something their provincial government in Saskatchewan won’t cover.
Stephanie works three jobs supporting Gracie and her two other children. As a result, she surpasses the cap (by $2,000) on being eligible for assistance from the Saskatchewan government. She’s gone through every avenue possible seeking help, but there is nothing. They have since launched a GoFundMe page for support.
In addition to advocating for Gracie, Stephanie is pushing for improved supports for other parents in similar situations.
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