When I reached out to Canadian Health Advocates, I was not getting to the bottom of my symptoms. My health picture is complex and I found it hard to persevere in seeking better care when I felt so unwell. My advocate listened, helped me identify priorities, devise a plan and set initial goals. Her empathetic manner, knowledge and encouragement strengthened me enormously. I was able to meet those goals. I found I had an effective ally when I needed one most! I have now made big strides toward an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.