dying nanny forced to leave country

This is a ridiculous, heartbreaking story... In Canada, Juana Tejada, a live-in caregiver from the Philippines, is battling terminal cancer. Her wish is to stay—and die—in the country, and provide her family with a better future. But she'll apparently be forced to leave when her work permit expires in two months, even though her period of service in Canada as a nanny was supposed to be the gateway to permanent residency: Dying nanny told to leave country.

Basically, she's being denied the chance to stay because her illness puts a burden on the health care system. It's ironic that she worked as a caregiver in Canada for several years, only now to be deemed too much of a burden to be taken care of by the Canadian government. (Thanks, Alex.)

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