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Old 09-15-2007, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A 12 year old boy is helping his family make tamales to raise money for chemotherapy treatments. He was diagnosed with Leukemia last month.

After four treatments, the hospital learned he was here illegally.

The family was told they would have to pay.

The family has been here for a decade. The boy wants to continue his treatments here.

The tamales they're making will be just a drop in the bucket for the $18 thousand needed to continue his treatment.

KVOA News 4, Tucson, Arizona - Boy discovered to be an illegal immigrant during cancer treatment (http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=7078264&nav=HMO6HMaY - broken link)
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:13 AM
 
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Send the child back to Mexico and let them treat him. Do you realize how much cancer treatments cost? I have insurance and still had to pay quite a bit out of pocket. I am a citizen and did not get free treatment.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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The parents will stay and keep the kid with them and just bring him in free treatments in the ER when he goes critical. The parents are illegal and they are not going to leave the country.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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A 12 year old boy is helping his family make tamales to raise money for chemotherapy treatments. He was diagnosed with Leukemia last month.

After four treatments, the hospital learned he was here illegally.

The family was told they would have to pay.

The family has been here for a decade. The boy wants to continue his treatments here.

The tamales they're making will be just a drop in the bucket for the $18 thousand needed to continue his treatment.

KVOA News 4, Tucson, Arizona - Boy discovered to be an illegal immigrant during cancer treatment (http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=7078264&nav=HMO6HMaY - broken link)
He is going to stay- trust me. Now that he has some reporter involved the chances of him being sent back to Mexico are zero. His RAZA will hold fundraisers for him. If they can't raise the full amount the hospital will be forced to write off the difference. We had a case here in Chicago where a girl who was here illegally needed a liver transplant. Organs for transplant are always in very short supply and many Americans waiting for a transplant die before a liver becomes available. She was not a US citizen, she got on the list (and probably went to the head of it) received a transplant then died several months later anyhow.
Now that some reporter is breathing down their neck, the hospital will have to treat him, whether they get paid or not.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Univeristy Medical Center suggested the parents take his boy to Hermosillo, Mexico for care.
The father says he earns more money here. In Hermosillo he has no job and nowhere to live with family.
The cost of treatment in Hermosillo is $9 thousand up front.
The treatment the child needs is chemotherapy. The hospital in Hermosillo seems to be a good one. It was built and is run by IHC based in Dallas.

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Each hospital offers complete medical and health care services, as well as intensive care. The CIMA Herrnosillo hospital, for example, has conducted more than 300 open-heart surgeries during the past year. "And our outcomes for each area compare very favorably with the national rates in the United States," Meagher(CEO) says.
To add credibility to IHC hospitals, Meagher has forged an alliance with past employer Baylor University Medical School. The tie-in makes IHC hospitals affiliates of Baylor and permits enrollment of their staff in Baylor's advanced medical and professional education programs.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...1/ai_100439467

On an ex-pats forum the Hospital was described as having the best cancer care in northern Mexico. It sounds to me like he should be able to receive more than adequate care in his home country. Plus his doctors there can keep in touch with the people who treated him in the US.

Note the reasons the father gives for not returning to Mexico for care. Why didn't he call the Mexican Consulate, explain his situation to them and ask for help instead of contacting a TV reporter?
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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The treatment the child needs is chemotherapy. The hospital in Hermosillo seems to be a good one. It was built and is run by IHC based in Dallas.


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On an ex-pats forum the Hospital was described as having the best cancer care in northern Mexico. It sounds to me like he should be able to receive more than adequate care in his home country. Plus his doctors there can keep in touch with the people who treated him in the US.

Note the reasons the father gives for not returning to Mexico for care. Why didn't he call the Mexican Consulate, explain his situation to them and ask for help instead of contacting a TV reporter?
The reason he went to a reporter is because, of course, he wanted free help in our country and wanted to stay even though he is a criminal illegal alien.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:50 PM
 
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The reason he went to a reporter is because, of course, he wanted free help in our country and wanted to stay even though he is a criminal illegal alien.
Right! And to think we have follow Americans that have children dying and no one cares.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:50 PM
 
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Right! And to think we have follow Americans that have children dying and no one cares.
And no one in the MSM is interested in their story.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Send the child back to Mexico and let them treat him. Do you realize how much cancer treatments cost? I have insurance and still had to pay quite a bit out of pocket. I am a citizen and did not get free treatment.
( Send the child back to Mexico and let them treat him ) You got that right,
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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Pappa probably didn't count on the 'intensive care' he'll soon be getting from ICE due to over-exposure in the local media! Adios amigo.
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