Life changes in a second

By on September 21, 2009

Four year old Katerina* was visiting her aunt in the UK with her mother, when she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to hospital.  The rest of her family in Eastern Europe waited anxiously for news and when it came it was not good.  She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, the prognosis for which was poor unless she could receive intensive specialist treatment of a type unavailable in her home country.  This young child underwent both surgery and acutely necessary courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to prevent the tumour recurrence. At the time her mother came to Danielle Cohen Immigration Solicitors Katerina was a very sick, very vulnerable little girl struggling with nausea and vomiting as a consequence of her treatment.  Her mother, who was pregnant with her second child, was doing her best to be strong and supportive for her beloved child but her pain and anxiety were obvious and only increased by the fact of her separation from the rest of her family and the bleak prospects for her daughter’s future if she had to return to her homeland where the potentially life-saving treatment would not be available....

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