Abdullah Hassan, who was on life assistance by the time his Yemeni mom was given a visa to see him one last time, has actually passed away.
The 2-year-old passed away Friday at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, according to the Council on American Islamic Relations.
His mother, Shaima Swileh, was disallowed from taking a trip to the United States under the White House travel restriction that restricts Yemeni nationals from going into the country. She was approved a visa by the US State Department last week and soon after shown up in California.
Her husband, Ali Hassan, flew with their boy to the US on October 1 looking for treatment for the kid’s hereditary brain condition. Abdullah was the couple’s only kid.
Both Abdullah and his father were United States people.
Hassan made a public plea to President Donald Trump to expedite his wife’s visa application so she might have the chance to see her child one last time.
Physicians had actually formerly informed Hassan that clients like his child are usually on life assistance for 2 or 3 weeks or a month at the majority of. Abdullah had actually been on a ventilator at the Children’s Hospital for more than a month.
” We are sad. We had to say goodbye to our infant, the light of our lives,” Hassan stated. “We want to thank everybody for your love and support at this hard time. We ask you to kindly keep Abdullah and our household in your thoughts and prayers.”
” Ali and Shaima remain in our ideas and prayers as they grieve the loss of dear Abdullah,” Saad Sweilem, a civil rights lawyer with CAIR, said. “With their courage, this family has actually inspired our nation to face the truths of Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban. In his brief life, Abdullah has actually been a directing light for all of us in the fight versus xenophobia and family separation.”
A funeral service for Abdullah will take place on Saturday afternoon in Lodi, California.