ALLOW DAUGHTER TO VISIT HER DYING MOTHER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

ALLOW DAUGHTER TO VISIT HER DYING MOTHER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

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Кsenya Khinchuk started this petition to US Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Katherine Clark (Fifth District of Massachusetts)

Dear Senator Warren,
Dear Representative Clark,

We, the members of the Russian speaking community of Greater Boston, are asking for your support regarding the emergency, short-term visa application for Mariia Ziablova of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Ms.Ziablova would like to visit her mother, Natalia Kisselgof of Natick, a beloved member of our community, who is now in her final stage of life.  Mariia Ziablova has no intention of overstaying the limitations of the visa, as her fiancé, son, work and her new home all await her in St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Kisselgof has been battling metastatic cancer since 2011.  As of now she has exhausted all treatment options, and her doctors are pursuing end of life care.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Kisselgof has no family in United States and has no one to care for her at this final stage of her life.

Natalia’s only daughter, Mariia Ziablova, currently lives in Saint-Peterburg, Russia with her family.  She recently applied for the emergency short-term visa to care for her dying mother, but her application was denied despite the extenuating circumstances and the letter of support from the doctors who are treating Natalia at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Mrs. Kisselgof has diligently served for 19 years working as a librarian at the Boston Public library. She contributed greatly to the community at large and touched the lives of thousands in their pursuit for knowledge and literacy. She went above and beyond the scope of her duties at the library to help anybody who came to her with questions or requests. Even though she came to US late in life, she became a valuable member of the Boston community and a loyal citizen, who gave everything to society and never asked for anything in return. Too proud to accept any governmental support even when she accrued the debilitating illness, she continued to work through her cancer treatment and never complained or asked for help.

We feel that now it is our duty to help her in her time of need.  We believe as any loyal citizen she should not be denied the basic human right to say her final goodbye to her beloved child. Moreover, she should not be left completely alone without support or care in her final days.

We know that you understand what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and you can relate to the overwhelming pain that both Natalia and her daughter are experiencing right now at the thought of never seeing each other again if the decision is not overturned. We are appealing to you as a human being to find a resolution for this unfair and inhumane situation.

It is a matter of great urgency, since Natalia’s life expectancy is estimated to be from a few weeks to no more than a month.

We are grateful for your time and consideration regarding this matter.

 

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