A pair of Vietnamese brothers can now travel to the U.S. to donate bone marrow for a third brother suffering from cancer.
Originally denied B-2 (tourist) visas, the siblings received help from several California politicians, who lobbied the State Department for a second chance to save their brother’s life in San Jose.
Two Vietnamese brothers were denied temporary U.S. visas necessary for them to donate bone marrow to their dying brother living in San Jose.
Tu Le, 63, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of blood cancer in January 2018 called Myelodysplastic syndrome. The father of four immigrated to the U.S. in 1992 and has since become a U.S. citizen; he desperately requires a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible in order to survive.