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My husband left his country, everything, and everyone he had ever known at the age of 18. He left to pursue a job to help make his family more comfortable. He survived the 30 day (more or less) trip on top of the train, crossing rivers, walking through deserts all to arrive in the USA. My husband found a job and managed to support himself, but also help to support his mother, father, and 8 siblings. In 2007 I met my husband in the US and by June of 2009 he had come to Canada to be with me. He found another job here in Canada, and continued to support his family back home and in January he stayed with me. In 2010 we were married and I was able to sponsor him for permanent residency in Canada. In November of 2014 we found out that Canada had accepted him. We made plans that we would take our children to go visit his family once he received his residences card. In January of 2015 his card finally came in the mail. We were free to travel and visit family that my husband had not seen in over a decade. He was so happy and told his parents to expect us soon. By January 15th 2015 my husband fell ill with what the thought was a flu. On January 31st, 2015 he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Despite our positive attitude his 2 rounds of chemotherapy were not able to bring him to remission; at this time there was nothing left that can save my husband. He is now receiving palliative care and though he would love to visit home it is not an option for him any longer. I would love for my mother in law/father in law to be able to come visit their son and grandchildren here in Canada, but we can’t afford the travel expense. Our only source of incomes at this time is my maternity leave that I receive for our newborn son.