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Petitioning Executive Officer Kenneth P. Kates (Executive Officer)

Petition For Gerardo Sanchez's Liver Transplant

My stepfather could die unless he gets a lifesaving liver transplant. We’ve been told his body could crash any day now. We need your help. Please read my mother’s plea to save the life of the man we love dearly.

“My husband Gerardo is at a crossroads: either he gets a liver transplant or we will lose him. I can’t express the heartbreak of hearing from a doctor that his life expectancy could be as short as a couple days to a few weeks. Even worse, my husband may not get the help he needs because of his immigration status. Being undocumented shouldn’t be a death sentence when you need critical medical help.

We originally planned to move him to a facility in Mexico to get the transplant, but his health deteriorated too fast and he is now unable to travel. The only nearby facility that can help him is the University of Iowa. But because of his undocumented status, he may not be able to get the liver transplant he so desperately needs.

But there is still hope. When we spoke to officials at the University of Iowa Hospital they said that if there was enough support from the public they may be able to give Gerardo a liver transplant. They need to know that there is an outcry to treat Gerardo like the human he is, and give him a new lease on life. My husband is not a criminal -- he is a loving and devoted husband and father. With your signature, we can make sure we have many more years together as a family.

Eternally Grateful, Laura Patricia Sanchez”

I hope you will stand with my mother and me as we fight for my stepfather to get a new liver. Please sign and share our petition asking the University of Iowa Hospital to do the right thing, and allow Gerardo Sanchez to get a liver transplant.

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Mi esposo está pasando por una situación muy crítica, su estado de salud cada día es delicada, él morirá si no consigue un transplante de hígado urgentemente, los médicos del hospital Lutheran en Des Moines, IA le dan pocos días de vida, pues un ser humano no puede vivir sin hígado, el está en cuidados intensivos en espera de que el Hospital de la Universidad de Iowa se compadezca de su dolor, de su desesperacion, solo ellos tienen las instalaciones adecuadas, los médicos especialistas, los recursos económicos, es una institución sin fines de lucro, es la escuela de los futuros médicos, no pueden ser inmune al dolor humano e indiferentes al sufrimiento de su familia, no pueden dejar morir a un ser humano solo por ser indocumentado, por no tener status legal, por no tener seguro médico, todas mis esperanzas, mis oraciones, mis suplicas estan dirigidas a UI Hospital and Clínic para que ayude a mi esposo Gerardo Sánchez con su transplante de Hígado lo más pronto posible, ya que el tiempo es vital para el y hago un llamado a la comunidad Hispana a apoyarme con firmas para que esta petición llegue lo más rápido a la persona indicada.

Eternamente Agradecida Laura Patricia Sanchez

" Dios Bendiga a América "

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