The BBC have reported that the brother of a 33-year-old mother from Walsall, who needed a lifesaving stem cell transplant, has been given a six month visa and they are working with him so he can travel as 'soon as possible'.
Shirley Kordie has been living with hypoplastic MDS – a very rare form of blood cancer. She needs a stem cell transplant from her brother Joseph, a nurse who lives in Ghana – but the Home Office refused him a visa because he doesn’t earn enough money.
We worked with the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) to support Shirley’s case and help get the decision overturned - the response was amazing, and our Change.org petition was signed and shared by tens of thousands of our supporters.
Read the full story on the BBC website.
Our Chief Executive, Henny Braund, said:
'This is fantastic news, and means Shirley can now focus on preparing for treatment and recovery so she can be there for her son, Blessing.
'To everybody who signed and shared the #SaveShirley campaign – we did it, you are lifesavers, thank you. The Home Office listened, and we couldn’t have done this without you.'