BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- Cherise Robinson was busy working in her beauty salon when she heard the news that her dying son's wish to see his older sister one last time had been granted.
"Without PIX11 News, it would not have been done. Thank you, Magee," Mrs. Robinson said as she gave reporter Magee Hickey a big hug.
The visa for Michelle Robinson, a native of Guyana, had finally come through.
"Everything is looking good. Thanks to PIX11 and the persistence of Magee," Senator Chuck Schumer told PIX11.
PIX11 contacted Schumer once we met Christopher Robinson, a 25-year-old Brooklyn man in the final stages of a rare and deadly form of renal cancer.
The staff at the hospice at the Metropolitan Jewish Health system helped organize his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, the mother of his two year-old son, CJ.
But Christopher's sister's visa application was rejected. So with the help of the senator and political activist Mark Benschop, Michele finally will be coming to America to see her little brother.
"I hope to see her before I get sicker," a weak Christopher Robinson told PIX11.
"He loves his sister so much," his wife Terry said. "He really wants to see her."
Cherise, a cosmetologist, says her prayers have been answered a thousand times over particularly when it comes to the $600 airfare from Guyana.
"Thank you, Fly Jamaica for paying for the airfare, thank you, thank you, thank you," Cherise Robinson said.
This is the fundraising campaign for Christopher's Journey Fund: http://de.gofund.me/ne34wg
The celebration of life for Christopher Robinson The funeral will be on Friday the 13th at Caribe Funeral home Utica ave Brooklyn NY bt ave k & L 4-7 & 7-9pm. Repass will be held at Caribe Hall on ave M bt Utica ave n 51st street Then On Saturday March 14th at St Gabriel's Episcopal Church 9-11 am, then to the Crematory for Cremation.AlertMe