March 10, 2021
by Casey Richardson, Castanet
A Penticton mom has started a petition hoping to see better dental coverage from the government, after finding out that her seven-year-old daughter’s cleft palate surgeries weren’t covered by medical care either through the provincial or federal governments.
Arrin Morcombe, her husband Riley and their three children live in the South Okanagan. They found out their eldest was going to be born with a complete unilateral cleft on the right side of her lip gum and palate before she was born, which gave them time to soak in all the information surrounding it.
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