By Jim Day
A little learning would not do for Lorrie Jollimore.
No, this Hartsville, P.E.I. mother has chosen to drink deep in order to taste the Pierian spring.
When their only child Vaeda Zo Matheson was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy around the age of one, Jollimore and her husband, Jeff Matheson, had no idea what to expect with regard to the pace – or the degree – of their daughter’s development.
Matheson went on to publicly campaign with great persistence and fanfare for improvements in physical medicine services in P.E.I. for children like Vaeda.
His efforts were rewarded last year when the province announced a nearly $4-million investment over five years to increase and enhance services to children with complex health needs.