Young Colombian woman suffered a serious accident in the United States and they do not give her hope for life; her mother asks for help to travel
A new heartbreaking story of a young Colombian woman who is torn between life and death in the United States was released. This is Hellen Pacheco, who suffered a serious traffic accident on a motorcycle in Miami, Florida.
The accident, according to the account of his mother, Paola Andrea Durán Rico, occurred on January 26, which caused him quite serious injuries, to such an extent that the doctors do not give him hope for life.
“He had a motorcycle accident and arrived at the hospital with both of his broken legs, compromising the tibia, femur and fibula; In both of his lungs he has injuries, he has two broken ribs, but the most serious thing is that he has cerebral edema. The doctors say that there is nothing to do, but I know that God has the last word,” Paola Durán narrated with a voice between a crack and noticeably afflicted by what happened to her daughter.
In this way, Durán launched a very special appeal to the Embassy of the United States and the Government of President Gustavo Petro to obtain the necessary permission, in this case the humanitarian visa.to be able to travel to where her daughter is and accompany her in this terrible moment that she is going through.
“I am making this video to ask the Embassy to give me the permission requested by the Pompano hospital in Miami, where my daughter has been with very serious injuries since January 26,” Durán said in a clip that went viral. And he added: “the hospital sends me a letter requesting my urgent presence. We have already filed this paper and my daughter’s medical history with the Embassy, but so far we have not received any response.”
“I don’t know which door to knock on, where to go, but I need to get to where my daughter is. I beg for her life, I don’t know what else to do, I’m very far away, I’m desperate, I ask you to help me.”was the cry of this mother, for whom her only wish at this time is to be able to accompany her loved one.
The Colombian ambassador to the OAS, Luis Ernesto Vargas, also shared the video on his Twitter account and assured that The clip has already been sent to Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva himself. “I hope that President Gustavo Petro or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and even the Vice President, Francia Márquez, can help the lady. I’m still looking for SOS,” said the official.
However, for now, neither President Petro, nor Vice President Francia Márquez, nor Foreign Minister Leyva, nor the Embassy of the United States, have spoken in this regard, meanwhile Durán continues to clamor for that humanitarian visa that allows him to travel to Miami and accompany his daughter.
The fight of another Colombian with cancer in the United States; SEMANA learned about his family’s battle to obtain a humanitarian visa
Like thousands of Latinos, Pedro Vicente Lamus Betancur, a 25-year-old boy born in Bucaramanga, undertook a trip from the department of Cesar to the United States five months ago; however, his dreams for better opportunities in the North American country remain on hold after he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
The diagnosis led him to remain hospitalized for a month, while his family waged a battle for the respective authorities to grant him a humanitarian visa with which they can accompany him and assist him during his treatment. As in the case of Paula Durán, Pedro’s closest circle hopes that his voice will also be heard.
Geraldine Pacheco Betancur, the young man’s sister, told WEEK that his mother, Luz Bentancur, began the process for that special travel permit two weeks ago, without any progress to date. “He went to the embassy, he went to the Foreign Ministry, he passed the visa process and so far we have not received any response,” he said.
“He is alone”
Pedro Vicente’s sister commented that her family member remains alone in the United States, except for a friend with whom he lived for a while. In conversation with both, it has been the way in which they have monitored the state of health of the bumangués.
As for his treatment, the Colombian has already begun his chemotherapy process (the first for seven days) and, to date, he is waiting for the marrow examination to be performed and to review how his body has responded. Also at home, in Colombia, they are attentive to what is the next step.
Now the fight to meet again is one of the main objectives of this family. Pedro Vicente, husband and also father, undertook a remote fight so that those close to him can receive special permission as soon as possible; specifically, the request is for his mother, wife and daughter.
The call is to “listen to us, to help us in speeding up the visa process both for the Government and for the embassy and Foreign Ministry,” Geraldine stressed to WEEK. Meanwhile, From the United States, an initiative was opened to raise funds through GoFundMe to pay for the treatment and his stay in Virginia.