Posted on Thursday, 12.19.13
Cuban woman granted visa for stem cell donation
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI -- Immigration officials have approved a visa for a Cuban woman
coming to the U.S. to donate stem cells to her sister with leukemia.
According to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's office, Alina Ortega's
non-immigrant visa request was initially denied by U.S. Interests
Section workers in Havana.
A relative approached Ros-Lehtinen, who was able to intervene and ask
that officials reconsider the request.
A spokesman for the congresswoman says Alina Ortega is now scheduled to
fly to Miami for the procedure, which could save her sister's life.
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