The parents of a girl who died of brain cancer and supported life in Mexico pleaded with the Australian government to help bring her daughter home.
The parents of a seriously ill girl who is supporting life in Mexico have pleaded with the Australian government to help bring her daughter home.
Annabelle Nguyen, five, has received chemotherapy for brain cancer in the past year at a clinic in MEXICO.
Now her parents are trapped because they cannot afford to pay her to continue to support her life and cannot afford to take her home.
The Nguyen family only came to Mexico after Australian doctors told them that nothing could be done to save their daughter.
According to her diagnosis three years ago, the doctors here gave Annabelle only 9-12 months to live.
In January, The Sunday Telegraph reported scans from her Mexican doctors showing that she had no evidence of a lethal pontine glioma (DIPG), an inactive brain tumor. dynamic and fatal.
But, in early February, the tumors returned and operated to match a shunt in the brain that made her comatose.
Her parents sold the house to pay $ 300,000 for treatment.
In Mexico, they are being charged $ 2,600 a day for life support - a bill she has had since February 3 and is currently collecting $ 50,000.
Sandy and Trung Nguyen said from Mexico that they were stuck without help from the federal government.
I felt hopeless, badly in this situation and not getting any help, Ms. Nguyen told The Sunday Telegraph.
Annabelle's rest was in a coma and she could not breathe on her own, so we could not return to the normal plane home.
That's why I went to them to see if they could provide an ambulance flight.
We cannot afford to pay, we are completely out of money, bankrupt. We cannot stay but we cannot leave either. I want to bring Annabelle back for better care and a chance to live.
Ms Nguyen said the Australian consular group in Mexico informed her that they did not provide support to bring Australians home.
The family had one - but it was withdrawn from the hospital.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular support to the family but declined to comment further.
Mrs Nguyen said she had been contacted by consular officials in Mexico on Thursday who had requested medical documents to send back to Australia for assessment.
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