Final Reunion - A Daughter's Last Wish
Mr. Li immigrated to Canada with his wife who had completed her PhD in China . This promising young couple was shocked when they learned that the young woman, 29-year-old Mrs. Li, had developed a rare cancer of the heart.
Mr. Li desperately wanted to have his wife's mother come to Vancouver for comfort and support during this critical time but they, as young students, did not have the financial means to make reunification possible. Mr. Li contacted our organization in search of help.
Mrs. Li's mother, Mrs. Gao, lives in a town near Beijing ,China . Working as a farmer, her income was only $500 per year. Mrs. Gao desperately wished to be with her daughter in this time of great need. All seats for the next two weeks were fully booked so we consulted with Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles and they were so kind to arrange a special seat for Mrs. Gao on a flight within 24 hours.
This was Mrs. Gao's first time riding in an airplane but with assistance from Cathay Pacific's personnel, all went well. After a long flight over the Pacific, Mrs. Gao arrived at Vancouver International Airport where we met her and transported her immediately to her daughter's residence on the University campus.
It was time of intense emotion as the family was reunited in a tearful reunion. Mrs. Li was scheduled to be moved into a hospice the same day her mother arrived. We contacted the hospice and requested that her mother be allowed to stay with Mrs. Li at the hospice. This brave young woman requested that no further intensive treatment be given the her so that she could experience the days ahead with her family with peace and clarity.
Our prayers go with her.