Child poised for surgery in U.S., despite being denied OHIP funding

TORONTO — A three year old boy from Guelph, now has a surgery date set in the U.S., thanks to an outpouring of community support.

Bentley Mitchell has cerebral palsy and currently needs a walker to get around. SDR surgery, offered in St. Louis Children’s Hospital, could help him walk independently.

Bentley was the guest of honour at Granite Homes annual golf tournament in Guelph, Ont.

The tournament donated nearly $35,000 raised by participants to Bentley.

His parents had been working for months to raise $125,000 for the surgery and related costs. They have now met their goal.

“It’s been amazing the support we’ve had. You can’t even put into words how touching it is,” said Chad Mitchell, Bentley’s father.


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