Rural or bust – keeping rural and remote healthcare alive
Published on Monday, 06 April 2015 18:28
Written by Meagan Williams
Photo: A group of University of Calgary Rural Family Medicine residents celebrating as 13 of them finish residency and go out into practice across the country.
Six months into her pregnancy, Lachlan Rempel’s primary care physician in Pincher Creek found that her unborn daughter had Hydrocephalus, a disease that causes water to develop on the brain. After more tests were run, it was also discovered that Rempel’s daughter was one of the rare few who suffer from Chromosome Micro Duplication 15Q 13.3. A disease so new and rare, that it doesn’t even have a common name yet.