A Mother Fighting For Her Daughters Care
Tavia Marlatt is a 22-year old women dealing with epilepsy. She experiences multiple seizures each day and is under heavy supervision. Tavia's condition refuses to let her live alone and with that she lives under her mothers care. Her other, Renee Marlatt, receives funding and care from Fraser Health. Test after test, Tavia's condition still overtakes her life. Renee wants to keep her daughter at home with the support of Fraser Health. The health center declined their request for home care funding. The health care region recommends moving Tavia to a group home where she would be supervised by other specialists. Tavia supports the idea of staying at home with her mother and not only is she fighting epilepsy she also suffers from a mental illness that was not stated. She believes that her condition would be more relieved at a more comfortable setting instead of being hospitalized 24/7. B.C. Epilepsy Society executive director Kim Davidson believes that keeping patients at home is more likely a better solution for everyone. It not only saves people money it also allows patients to be more comfortable with how they are treated. Renee has been at this battle for 3 years and still nothing. She hopes to find funding for her daughter so she can live at home under her mother care.