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Pennies are gift from heaven for little Mia
The North York Mirror - North York, Ont.
Date: Feb 15, 2013
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Section: News
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For more than two years, Mia received therapy, including physio, speech and feeding therapies, in Toronto at different hospitals and rehabilitation centres and in the family's apartment in Flemingdon Park southeast of Eglinton Avenue and Don Mills Road. Because physiotherapy is not covered by the government, the treatments were covered by a now-exhausted donation from President's Choice Children's Charity and by selling off family possessions.

Mia didn't get oxygen properly for the last 45 minutes of the birth. "When Mia was born, she came out flat. She wasn't crying, she wasn't breathing," said [Andrea Toth], who required 16 litres of blood herself during a marathon surgery and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

"She keeps showing us 'I'm here, don't give up on me.'"

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