10/30/2013 19:46 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 18:58 EST

Brain cancer mom pleads for drug coverage at Queen's Park

A Milton, Ont., mother diagnosed with brain cancer is appealing to the health minister for coverage of a drug she said will let her live longer and spend quality time with her children.

As CBC's Genievieve Tomney reports, Kimm Fletcher was at Queen's Park Wednesday to meet with Health Minister Deb Matthews. Fletcher says the only drug that will extend her life is Avistan, a medication that costs roughly $100,000 a year, but isn't covered by OHIP.

"What I really need is better quality of life and more time," Fletcher told reporters.