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U.S. GRANTS VISA TO SICK CUBAN CHILD AND FAMILY STRANDED IN CAYMAN

 MIAMI & GRAND CAYMAN, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-year-old Josiel Brito Perez and his family -- stranded in Grand Cayman after fleeing Cuba in November -- will arrive in Miami on American Airlines Flight No. 1018, Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:22 p.m. with his mother, father and two brothers. The U.S. granted them visas so that young Brito can receive the medical attention he so desperately needs.
 Brito suffers from a debilitating disease that has left him with four tumors -- one which is threatening the possible loss of vision in his right eye.
 American Airlines has donated the airfare for the family while Jackson Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital of Miami and the National Society to Prevent Blindness have come forward to provide free medical help for Brito.
 About 165 Cubans -- whose boats broke down or drifted off course after leaving Cuba -- remain stranded on Grand Cayman and are being housed by Cayman authorities at a civic center, a theatre and two government buildings on the island.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Media interested in interviewing the Brito family should be at the customs exit area this afternoon.
 CONTACT: Julio Mendez or Hector Hereter of J.G.R. & Associates, 305-446-9234, for American Airlines/


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