WE’VE LOST YET ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SOUL….FELLOW WARRIOR SONYA WHITE HAS PASSED

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WE’VE LOST YET ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SOUL….FELLOW WARRIOR SONYA WHITE HAS PASSED
💜💜😢😢REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL 😢😢💜💜

FROM HEATHER VAN WOLF:

It is with great sadness that I must share this news.

Our beloved member, advocate and warrior for the Coalition for the Terminally Ill Disabled and Elderly Sonya White has passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019 at 30 years old. She is survived by her two beautiful children, her loving husband, family and friends.

Many of you knew Sonya as a vibrant vocal advocate with a witty sense of humor fighting for those living with severe pain who were mistreated and discriminated against in hospitals, doctors offices and pharmacies.

Sonya asked that we not be silent about her terrifying struggle to obtain even the most basic medical care.

Sonya lived with an aggressive glioblastoma wreaking havoc to her mind and body without being diagnosed or treated until it was untreatable and terminal.

Sonya sought medical care for seven years, having developed a deep mind body connection and feeling that “something was not right in her head.” Doctors would not take her complaints seriously.

Suffering severe pain and mobility issues, Doctors repeatedly ignored her complaints and due to patient profiling, refused to administer rigorous diagnostic tests and repeatedly sent her away misdiagnosed as malingering, mood disorder or psychosomatic illness all while the cancer spread through her brain . Refused diagnostic tests meant Sonya could receive no treatment for the increasing signs and symptoms from the brain cancer.

Sonya asked that we share her life story because this alarming abuse of her most basic human right to life-saving diagnostic testing is becoming epidemic.

The discrimination she faced is increasingly common in the US, UK, EU and in Ontario as hospitals and doctors are deputized by law enforcement to assume all patient complaints of pain are likely malingerers, drug addicts, psychiatric patients or alcoholics.

She fought hard to stop patient-profiling which denied her the most basic life-saving medical care. People who complain of pain or who dress a certain way or look a certain way are being triaged right out of society.

We have lost a hero for the terminally ill disabled and elderly. Sonya’s girls lost their precious mother and we have lost a friend.

She was a valiant mountain climber on an invisible mountain and she will remain in our hearts and minds forever.

Sending love and light to you precious Sonya. You are loved forever.

3 Responses

  1. I am so sorry that she and her family went through such turmoil. May she rest in peace

  2. Thanks for the posts. So sorry Heather van Wolf.

  3. I did not know Sonya personally but a person in pain is my brother/sister. There will be no more pain Sonya and I am sure you will be missed by friends and family.

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