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International students fight for their son's health insurance

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Over the past week, the community at Laval University has been rallying behind a couple from Mexico studying here. Doctoral students Marco Lopez and Sandra Escalera found out in mid-May their 5-year-old Bruno had cancer. Shortly after the diagnosis, they found out their insurance policy wouldn't cover his treatments. 

CBC reporter Catou MacKinnon has been looking into this story for us and joins me now. Listen here.

Since we first brought you this story, the Lopez-Escalera received more bad news. With the situation still in doubt, the family is still grateful for donations and support. Listen here.   

If you are interested in contacting the family, find out more here
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