Date registered: Jun 2004
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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS
Two years ago, there was a local Chicago news story that got my attention. A young Hispanic girl about 9, needed a new liver. The problem was that she and the rest of her family are undocumented aliens from Mexico. Her family goes on all the tv and radio stations, badmouthing Chicago area hospitals and doctors.
See nobody would touch the transplant unless a minimum of $400,000 in secured funds were presented as a down payment. Total costs could run higher than 1 million.
The Mexican community ran all sorts of fundraisers for months and came up with the $400,000. She gets the surgery. Mind you, even at her young age she was at least 50 pounds overweight and her favorite passtime was watching tv and eating junk food. After surgery, the hospital hooked her up to a nutritionist to put her on the road to recovery.
Fast forward to the present. Her 2 year old liver needs replacement, she is huge. Her family starts ripping the hospitals because they want another 400k up front.
Now, as they announced two years ago that they were here illegally, why the heck hasn't someone dropped them off on Vincente's doorstep? This is our problem?