20 year old Kalle Dejemyr has Hunter’s disease, an extremely rare disease, also called MPS, type two. Only five known cases exist in Sweden. He is now refused the treatment he needs because it is to expensive. The costs for his enzymes would be eight million crowns a year. If he does not get them he will not be able to function and in a few years die.
A lot of people have been upset about this and an assistant hospital governor at Karolinska University Hospital did not make it any better when he came with a statement that has the potential of becoming classic for its insensitiveness. “The whole life is dangerous. We are all going to die” he told the newspaper Expressen.