Maria, 39, is an undocumented immigrantwho was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. at the age of 16.Her three children, ages 7, 18 and 21, were all born here and are U.S. citizens.
She has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and is in need of a bone-marrow transplant.
While receiving medical care at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago,Maria is staying at Our Lady of Suyapa Sanctuary, a Methodist church in Waukeganand part of the sanctuary movement. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times is a distinctly Chicago news organization, with a laser focus on impactful investigations, sports, politics, and reporting stories that matter to the working men and women of Chicago.
Visit our website: https://chicago.suntimes.com/