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04/20/2015 12:38 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 01:12 EDT

Military won't accept responsibility for soldier's botched brain tumour case

OTTAWA - A 24-year-old reservist says the Canadian military is refusing to accept responsibility for misdiagnosing her brain tumour and she won't get the support she was promised by Defence Minister Jason Kenney.Leading Seaman Robyn Young, originally from Windsor, Ont., went to a military doctor complaining of headaches and double vision.Despite displaying symptoms of a brain tumour for four years, Young was sent for corrective eye surgery — something that civilian doctors say was unnecessary and contributes to her ongoing health problems.A tumour the size of a toonie was found and removed last June, and the family wants National Defence to pick up the tab for her continuing care.But during a meeting with military official today, Young was told a quality of care review concluded her condition was not attributable to military service.Young's mother, Pearl Osmond, says her daughter's ongoing health problems are related to the unnecessary surgery and noted that Kenney pledged last month in the House of Commons that she would be helped.