Cooley, 59, is battling breast cancer that has spread to other organs. She underwent gamma-knife surgery this week to shrink five tumors in her brain. The monthly $422 in held-up benefits would help defray out-of-pocket medical expenses.It sounds like at least one senator got involved in the case, maybe more. Now her family can concentrate on what's really important.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Today's paper carried this good news about Sandra Cooley, about whom I wrote after reading of her plight on Sunday. I'm so happy that she has gotten through this bureaucratic nightmare and received official citizenship — which means she can now receive her Social Security disability payments. Ruben Rosario's update says: