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In summer 2019 Good Shepherd UCC was part of an organized effort to reunite Ixcell Perez, a young leukemia patient, with her mother from Mexico while she was undergoing treatment at Duke University Hospital.  We are grateful to report that her illness is now in remission and Ixcell is scheduled to resume her schooling in February 2020. The information and links below provide more information about Ixcell and her story.

Ixcell’s Mother Is Here . . . . Thank God & Thank You!

We are thrilled to share the news that Dalia Perez, the mother of leukemia patient Ixcell Perez has successfully arrived here in the Triangle and has been reunited with her daughter. We thank God and all of you … the volunteers, the supporters, the prayer warriors and the people of good will at large who have worked together to call attention to this situation.

Thanks to the leadership of Solidarity Now and the collective efforts of many, U.S. Customs and Border Protection granted Dalia a humanitarian parole and permitted her to travel from Mexico to Raleigh-Durham, so that she may be with Ixcell during her medical treatments.

We encourage you to continue to share your prayers, best wishes and encouragement with Ixcell and her family –especially as Ixcell undergoes her next round of treatment at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Please feel free to send cards to Ixcell in Spanish c/o Good Shepherd UCC, 1050 NW Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513.

You can learn more about Ixcell and our collective efforts, through coverage from these organizations:

WRAL-TV
Raleigh News & Observer
ABC11 
Yahoo/ABC News — Good Morning America
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