Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy means a non-progressive neurological defect characterized by spasticity and incoordination of movements.

Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease means a Diagnosis of one of the following heart conditions following a 30 day survival period from Diagnosis or birth, whichever comes later. The Diagnosis must be made by a qualified pediatric cardiologist and supported by appropriate cardiac imaging.

  • Atresia of any heart valve
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Double Inlet Ventricle
  • Double Outlet Left Ventricle
  • Ebstein’s Anomaly
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Hypoplastic Right Ventricle
  • Single Ventricle
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
  • Transposition of the Great Vessels
  • Truncus Arteriosus

Exclusion: Trans-catheter procedures such as balloon valvuloplasty or percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect closure are excluded. All other congenital cardiac conditions are excluded.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis means a definitive Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis with evidence of chronic lung disease and pancreatic insufficiency.

Down’s Syndrome

Down’s Syndrome means a definitive Diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome supported by chromosomal evidence of Trisomy 21.

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy means a definitive Diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy, characterized by well defined neurological abnormalities, confirmed by electromyography and muscle biopsy.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes means a Diagnosis of type 1 mellitus, characterized by absolute insulin deficiency and continuous dependence on exogenous insulin for survival. The Diagnosis must be made by a qualified pediatrician or endocrinologist licenced and practicing in Canada or the United States of America and there must be evidence of dependence on insulin for a minimum of three months.