Mother reunited with daughter battling leukemia at Duke Hospital after temporary waiver to come to US

DURHAM, N.C. -- The mother of a young teenager who is battling leukemia alone at Duke University Hospital has been reunited with her daughter after a temporary waiver to come to the US.


The two reunited at RDU shortly before 11 p.m.


ABC11 previously reported that Ixcell Sandoval Perez's mother was stuck in Mexico and could not get into the country.

Ixcell was living in Chiapas, Mexico when she was diagnosed.

Her mother traveled to the U.S. border at San Ysidro and was planning to take her to Raleigh, where Ixcell was born, so she could receive medical treatment.

But when they arrived at the border in Tijuana, Mexico, they were denied entry into the United States . . .

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