Rose Frederic's Cirrhosis Challenge

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Raised by 39 people in 7 months
Fourteen year old Rose Frederic from Haiti has cirrhosis of the liver.  Her father, Biencher Frederic, (Freddy)  works at Naples Golf and Tennis ironing sheets all night.  Earlier in the year, he brought Rose, to Naples from Haiti because they couldn't treat her cirrhosis there.  The minute they examined her in Naples, they rushed her to Jackson Hospital in Miami.  Freddy couldn't go with her because he had to work.   She stayed in the hospital for 17 days.  She was alone there because her father had to continue to work in Naples.  It was frightening for the then 13 year old girl to travel alone two hours in an ambulance without any family member to be with her.  But now she is back in Naples, after having been in and out of the hospital at least once since the first 17 day stay.   There are numerous trips back to Jackson hospital in Miami for doctor visits and she has a long list of medications to take.  

During the most recent visit, the doctors said that she is in dire need of more medical help than they can give without insurance.   Freddy has insurance with his job but it doesn’t cover her because she does not have a green card.   Her green card has been applied for and she has had her fingerprints taken which means she is in line to get the card.  She is just waiting for the interview with USCIS.  Since the beginning of the year when she arrived here, they have accumulated $75,000 worth of medical bills.  

Freddy is a hard working man, a conscientious man.  He needs help to pay for the medication and hospital bills.  If you could chip in a little, it would be greatly appreciated.   The Miami Health Department has a solution for cases like this.  They have a medical card that will cover people who are uninsured.  But since the family doesn't live in Miami, they are ineligible for this solution.
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Today we re-sent the application for Adjustment of Status for Rose Biencher to USCIS (immigration) with a check for $1225, thanks to you very generous donors and a loan from his employer. Thank you all so much.
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Here is a very sad update to the story about Rose Frederic's Cirrhosis Challenge. Rose has been accepted by immigration to be able to stay with her father in the United States. However, today her father brought in a letter from immigration (USCIS). It was a rejection of Rose’s application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status because they would not accept our fee waiver request. The fee for her to adjust status to be able to stay in the US and get medical treatment (including a liver transplant) is $1225. Her father irons sheets at night at Naples Golf and Beach Resort. He doesn’t have the money. Tomorrow he will ask for a loan for half of the amount from his boss. Two people from Democratic Headquarters have offered to chip in $150. If you could help this family with a small amount, they would be ever so grateful.
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Hi Everyone.....Thanks to those who donated to this cause. I am also trying to get a request for change of immigration status so Rose can stay in the US with her father who is in the process of becoming a citizen. The problem is, we found out that though her father would qualify for a fee waiver because of his income, they do not allow fee waivers on the Request for Change of Status form. So, he has to pay $1140 for her to be able to stay here. I also found out yesterday that they want to do a liver transplant but they are waiting until she has health insurance.
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