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Our mother Frances Davies has lived in Australia for almost 7 years and is loving every minute of being with her 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She has been here on a temporary bridging visa for all that time.
Initially mum was in good health when she arrived in Australia after the death of her husband (our stepfather). She started to become ill approximately 18 months after her arrival and nearly lost her life on a couple of occasions over the past 5 years.
Recently the immigration department declined to give her a permanent visa (804) due to medical grounds. We are in the process of appealing which could go all the way to the government if the appeal is unsuccessful. Our concern is that at the age of 75  she would be returning to the UK  homeless and penniless with no family support.  My brother, Kevin Stevens and I, Karen Brabham are mum's last remaining relatives and we have grave concerns for her health if she were to return to the UK. Sending her back would cause her enormous emotional stress and financial hardship.She could not afford the plane fare, the relocation costs and is physically unable to tolerate the long flight back to the UK. This would seriously impact on her already fragile health.
So we are pleading with the compassionate side of you all to sign this petition FightforFran and help keep our mum in Australia.

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