US Cancer patient found a stem cell donor in Vietnam. U.S. is finally granting her a visa.
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The bureaucratic hits kept coming, and it was looking grim for Helen Huynh and her family.
The 61-year-old woman from Garden Grove, Calif., was struggling against a punishing bout of acute myeloid leukemia. Her best medical shot: a stem cell transplant from her youngest sister, Thuy Nguyen.
But with the donor back in Huynh’s native Vietnam, Nguygen required a visa to make the trip for the procedure. As, the U.S. government repeatedly rejected the application. Despite doctors’ notes and the intervention of local politicians, Huynh’s appeals were blocked.
A Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but the U.S. Hasn't Granted Her a Visa
Helen Huynh's youngest sister, who lives in Vietnam, is a perfect stem cell donor match. But she has been unable to acquire a visa to enter the U.S.Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February and was told by doctors that a stem cell transplant would give her another two to five years to live, according to Yvonne Aivan Murray, Huynh's daughter.
“There is only one thing preventing us from getting the stem cell transplant, and that’s the U.S. government,” Yvonne AiVan Murray, Huynh’s oldest daughter,last week.
On Wednesday, the family’s situation suddenly shifted.
An emergency application for a humanitarian visa was approved, greenlighting the stem-cell donor’s trip to the United States. Murray said her congressman, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D), delivered the news by telephone.
“It’s wonderful,” Murray told The Post Wednesday evening from the airport, where she was catching a late-night flight to Vietnam to escort her aunt back to the states for the procedure. “We just learned from the doctor that my mother is at the moment cancer free, which means we have a small window to get her the transplant before the cancer comes back.”
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Murray said her mother would soon be transfer to City of Hope Medical Center to prep for the operation. She added the “battle is only halfway over. At least now we don’t have to fight the visa denial anymore, we can concentrate on fighting the cancer.”
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