Monday, August 18, 2008

NBA star Nash challenges Ontario gov't

From the Windsor (ON) Star:
Canadian basketball superstar Steve Nash is appealing to the Ontario government to fund expensive treatment for Hunter syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that's debilitating a 12-year-old Tecumseh boy.

Nash, a Victoria, B.C., native who plays in the National Basketball Association for the Phoenix Suns and was twice named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, has recorded a YouTube video urging Queen's Park to fund enzyme replacement therapy for those suffering from Hunter syndrome, or MPS II.

"I hope all Canadians will join me in asking their politicians to fund enzyme replacement therapy for Hunter syndrome in Ontario and across Canada," Nash says in the video, clad in a green T-shirt that reads "Got Hope." ...more

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