Sister Of Garden Grove Woman With Leukemia Cleared To Come To U.S.

GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) — The sister, and a perfect stem cell match, of a Garden Grove fighting leukemia is finally being allowed to come to the U.S.

Helen Huynh, who immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, is in need of a stem cell transplant to live. Her sister is a rare, 100 percent match, but lives in Vietnam.

Her daughter, Yvonne Murray, says her aunt applied three times for a visa, and each application was denied because immigration officials were not satisfied she would return home to Vietnam.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Garden Grove, delivered the good news to the family by phone Wednesday night that an emergency application for a humanitarian parole was approved.

“It’s such a miracle, because everything happened all at once,” Murray told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO. Huynh’s doctor says she is in a small window for a stem cell transplant because she is cancer free for the moment.

Murray is on her way to Vietnam to escort her aunt to the States for the procedure.


One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles
Plan Your Trip
Follow Us On Twitter

Watch & Listen LIVE