He has not taken bath for over 2 months

News 12 July, 2017
  • Photo special collaboration,Carl Vaillancourt
    Micael Daigle, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, moves around using a wheelchair since the age of 11 years.

    Carl Vaillancourt

    Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 06:30

    Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 06:30

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    SAINT-PAUL-DE-L’ÎLE-AUX-NOIX | A young man of 22 years suffering from a degenerative disease has not had a bath for over two months and he could wait five more years before being able to take one.

    Micael Daigle has not been washed in a bath since the end of the month of April, as his mother, Pierrette Daigle, injured her back while attempting to lift his son to put it in the bathtub.

    It is muscular dystrophy and can’t move by itself.

    Unable to raise his son since this injury, she washes now with a small wet towel all day. But Micael has developed fungi in the body.

    It is at this time that his mother was advised to obtain a grant from the program help at home (PAD) of the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), which would allow him to buy a lift rail and a therapeutic bath, at a cost of $20,000.

    However, Pierrette Daigle was informed that she would have to wait until 2021 before they can make a new request, since it has already received the maximum allowable amount of $ 16,000 in 2015 to install an elevator in his house.

    “This is a shame. I’ll do anything for my guys who have mushrooms under the armpits, not to mention the beneficial effect of the bath on the relaxation of his muscles ? ” asked Mrs. Daigle in an interview.

    Exception ?

    The injury of the lady could, however, allow him to be eligible for additional assistance for specialized equipment, which could reach 10 000 $ according to the criteria of the Société d’habitation du Québec.

    However, there is no certainty that their file will be assessed before the stipulated period of five years after the communications adviser of the société d’habitation du québec, Pierre Laberge.

    “The situation will be assessed, usually after five years, but it could happen depending on the folder that it be treated before, but in some specific cases “, he explained.


    Photo special collaboration, Carl Vaillancourt

    Marie-eve Boudreault
    Health care Aide

    A single mother, Ms. Daigle can count on a caregiver at home for the past two years. Marie-Eve Boudreault takes care of Micael from Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, to enable the mother to go to work in peace.

    Ms. Boudreault may not give the bath to Micael, since this would contravene the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries (PDSB).

    “I’m not authorized to do so, since I could hurt myself or hurt Micael, this is not safe “, she argued.

    The family tries to raise the sum of $ 20,000 via the internet platform GoFundMe to buy the whirlpool bath and a lift rail.