A Saskatoon family is expressing relief after learning the province will cover thousands of dollars in medical costs tied to their infant son’s rare genetic disorder.
Crystal and Adam Leptich started a Facebook page documenting their life with their son Leo earlier this year.
Leo was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that makes him vulnerable to cuts and blisters. He requires near-daily care and specialized dressings and bandages — items that can cost as much as $4,000 per month.
The Leptichs spoke out late last week about their anxiety as they waited to learn if the province would continue to pay for the supplies Leo needs once his home care ran out.
Late Monday night, they shared an update celebrating the news that the province would be taking care of Leo’s costs going forward.
In a post to their Facebook page, they thanked people for sharing their story and offering support.