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Barbadian Migrant Could Be Torn Apart From Sick Child And Sent Back‎ Home, what do you think should be done in this situation?

A Barbadian immigrant who entered the U.S. on a visitor`s visa, is now facing separation from her daughter who is stricken with cancer.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to send Petra Gooding packing by September 2nd, despite the fact that her 7-year-old daughter Niamh Stoute is going through chemotherapy in a battle with cancer.

`She is so sick and for me to have to go back to the plane to come back again even if for two days, it`s heart-wrenching,` Gooding told My Fox 5 News Atlanta as she sat outside the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Children`s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Niamh is too sick to travel as she is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma so Gooding has two choices – she can either stay in the United States illegally since her six months visa is up and jeopardize her daughter`s visa, or abandon her sick child. An appeal for a visa extension for Gooding was denied but Niamh`s application was extended.

`I feel like I`m stuck between a rock and a hard place. I would have to leave her and go and come back again. I can`t even go to the bathroom without her calling out my name to come back by her side because of the pain and how intense it is, so I don`t even want to think what is going to happen,` Gooding said.

Right now, Gooding`s only options are to try for another visa extension or leave her daughter to fly home and try to come back for another six months.

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Comment by WAP on September 18, 2010 at 1:58pm
...Big Up to ALL people who SPEAK THEIR MINDS and not only to those WHO CHASTISE those who do...while they glorify themselves.

Like my gurl Nikki Minaj said Once I figure something is irritating people, I’m going to do it more,” she says, smiling, “because I like to get on your nerves until you realize how f*cking stupid you are.”
Comment by WAP on September 18, 2010 at 1:53pm
And if WAP is of ah different skin hue, then he must be ah spy...or else, what the hell, he/she doing here, with all that negativity. YES I SAID IT. Peace.


WHAT? GET YOUR HEAD OUTTA YUH BATTY!!! So wha you tryin to say? U have the right tuh your opinion but me must keep my opinion to myself? You need to get your head out of YOUR ass and recognize that everyone have an opinion which might not be in line widd fi yuh.

MI BAWN in the Caribbean and LIVE in the Caribbean. MI only guh farrin when my mind tells me to so go to hell with your nonsense gyal. If yuh no like what me write then DON'T READ IT. If you knew me you would be kissing my ass so FALL BACK B.
Comment by DJ Simmy Reggae Vybz Radio Mgmt on September 14, 2010 at 8:18pm
@judes thank you so much.

It's a real blessing that my father has bestowed upon my son and I.

I wish that this little girl can receive that same blessing
Comment by Judes on September 14, 2010 at 2:19pm
WOW! all I can can is "thank you" well said Zakiya....... You speak you mind and more so truthfully!!! People go on blogs and have no idea what they are talking about.... I just smh! and know it's called one word "ignorance". I always find as I said it's only black/ W.I that say things, kids come to this country every single day for surgeries from all over the world and I bet their countrymen have nothing to say about it but love and prayers!
@ Simmy glad to hear and all the blessings from the Master upstairs that your son is ok and doing well.
Comment by DJ Simmy Reggae Vybz Radio Mgmt on September 14, 2010 at 1:15pm
@Zakiya thanks for the luv. i do indeed cherish the life that my son has and unfortunately never will forget that awful day when he was diagnosed or even the day that he had his surgery since it lasted 15 hours. I love the fact that you speak your mind freely as well. Stay in touch hun. i'll leave my contact info if u need well my web contacts anyway lol.
Comment by Zakiya on September 5, 2010 at 9:35am

A Barbadian immigrant who entered the U.S. on a visitor`s visa, is now facing separation from her daughter who is stricken with cancer.
I could not imagine all this negative back and forth was taking place on this blog, with an issue that should have brought out the God in all of us; but, I see evil and selfish lurks among us.
Happy to read that Mummy can remain in the US, with her ailing child. The power of prayers. Amen.

@ Simmy, I like and respect all your comments, (you too Sampson), and Simmy it's good to know your son is cancer free; I'm certain you are celebrating & enjoying his life. Also ^5...thumbs up to your comment on August 31 @2:48pm
I wonder though if these two IDIOTS bloggers on this page, who seem to be feeding off each others' s***...are they West Indians, or of W.I parenting? If not why are they on the Caribbean page, and if they are either or; why are they so insensitive. [though their cultural back-ground or skin tone should not matter, when another human needs help, medical or otherwise].
NEWS FLASH: every last one of us who came to this country, either did so by ways of a visa, which means, entering the country legally...unless yuh stow away on ah boat. When your visa expires then you are in the country illegally. Now for those of us whose Birth Certificates are not an American one, someone paved the way for us to come here, and more than likely they overstayed their welcome and was sponsored/naturalized. Therefore, EVEN IF you are American to West Indian parents, yuh not that special or diffferent, 'cause yuh parents or their parents etc, etc, went through one of the above processes to attain residency in this country. So stop fooling allyuh schooopid self with this visa crap.
We don't know if this child's father lives here and has been paying taxes...and even if that is not the case, so freaking what?
I notice W.I expats does come here and get so besides deyself it amazes me; they get caught up with this Uncle Tom mentality. Some with noses up in the air, like dey s*** don't stink. Speaking about s***...what's up with all the juvenille remarks?
I was elated to become a member of CF, but I have been noticing a bunch of ill tempered, ill-mannered, members, and it's is such a turn-off now to tune in. Ah bunch of ignorant-ass people happy for a forum to act ah fool, show their damn unprofessional colors...lonely sonsahbitches...I say. And if WAP is of ah different skin hue, then he must be ah spy...or else, what the hell, he/she doing here, with all that negativity. YES I SAID IT. Peace.
Comment by Judes on September 2, 2010 at 3:23pm
Well thank you all who sent good wishes for Niamh/ mom.....I don't know her personally as yet, but I have friends that know the family. It amazes me the comments that most people make and do you know how many hundreds of kids/ families comes to the U.S daily for surgeries... aI don't think families from Asia, Europe get all the talk and negativity that our people always have to come with..... kids come here for treatments of life -threathening illnesses, conjoined twins etc.... and you don't hear it; because that's not what it's about, no INS issues etc... it's about we pray for that child to get well and thank God for Dr/ and/or medical researches for them. No one wants to come here for "FREE"ness 'cause they're no such thing here, I've been for 23 yrs :) but support & hardwork of raising money for her etc.....and it continues so don't assume/ judge if you don't know what you're talking about.
Comment by DJ Simmy Reggae Vybz Radio Mgmt on September 1, 2010 at 11:49am
oliver to tell u the truth i wish i could remember lol i only remember that my primary school was in Tottenham and i ended up leaving when i was 8 and going to JA for a year then having to come to the u.s. to attend school here
Comment by Oliver F. Sampson on September 1, 2010 at 11:34am
what school did you go to Simmy?
Comment by Bruce Llewellyn Alleyne on September 1, 2010 at 9:51am
Oh wow! .........thats really heartless, no compassion at all for my Bajan Sista.......just wish I had the power to fix that situation. Wish the kid well and a total recovery.

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