Joan Update : This one is hard. The burden of the Visa denial by the US Embassy in Nairobi with no reason or explanation seems very unfair.
I have contacted both my Senator and Representative and asked for assistance.
How can I be denied access as a US Citizen into my country's Embassy?! The place, touted as "a piece of the United States of America" in Kenya the place where they say they are here to assist US citizens won't call back , won't help me when I need help? Won't let me in!? This system is broken.
Joan is one child of millions who are marginalized around the world and sadly in our country as well - the land of freedom and opportunity. I say every child matters.
After a long day, Joan and I went to the mall to buy her a new dress. No wheelchairs there - except the one that is ONLY available for shopping in the grocery store . So we found a pharmacy that sold them.
I can usually keep it together but this one broke my heart. $150 bought Joan mobility. At home we make a call and a wheelchair is delivered in a few hours . I was overwhelmed by the ability to purchase one for her.
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