A Regina woman is continuing her fight for her son.
Jordan Wakelam was denied entry into a Moose Jaw detox facility in October 2017. He passed away in January 2018 of a suspected drug overdose.
His mother, Jenny Churchill, said the reason she got for Jordan not being permitted into Wakamow Manor had to do with his court dates.
“He’s trying to find the date and the person said to him, ‘Look, I’m sick and tired of people coming in here not prepared’,” she said. “He was trying to find that date on his phone and he couldn’t find it and she said ‘you have two minutes.'”
Shortly after that, Wakelam filed a complaint against the facility.
“It wasn’t just the fact that he was thrown on the street with no where to go, with no money,” said Churchill. “It was also the comments that were made to him during the intake process.”
The complaint has since been transferred under Churchill’s name.
After the mediation process was unsuccessful, Churchill said it was time for them to go public.
“We can create some awareness,” she noted. “The response has been outstanding and overwhelming, really, for our family.”
The complaint is now in it’s investigative stage and there’s no word at this time on when a decision will be released.