David Hidalgo: The Sequel

David Hidalgo — the Bridgeport carpenter handyman beloved by many Westport families, whose battle against leukemia was reported by “06880” earlier this month — continues to fight.

Family and friends — including those from Westport — are working hard to get his relatives to come to the US, from David’s native Costa Rica. They may be a match for a potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant. But his mother has already been denied a humanitarian visa, and under current immigration policies his siblings may face similar difficulties.

As News12 reports, Senator Richard Blumenthal has gotten involved. That story (click here to see) includes an interview with Weestporter Julie Mombello, and “06880” reader Sally Wanamaker.

Westporters and other area residents were very generous, ensuring David’s family had as nice a Christmas as possible. But he’s still out of work, and expenses continue to mount. Click here to help, via a GoFundMe page.

David Hidalgo, and his family, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

3 responses to “David Hidalgo: The Sequel

  1. Frank Bruce Rosen

    Thanks for inspiring the News 12 Connecticut story!
    This would definitely have gone below their radar if it wasn’t for your work.

    You, your blog and the Westport community are capable of denting the universe every time!

    Let’s make 2020 a prosperous one for David and his family.

  2. Julie Mombello

    Thank you so much Dan for continuing to highlight David’s struggle!
    I know the family has been filled with gratitude about the incredible outpouring of love and support.
    If anyone would like to help the Hidalgo’s with a meal, that would be greatly appreciated as well. You can sign up for a night or send a GrubHub gift card through Mail Train – link below:
    Thank you again for all your support!

  3. Eric William Buchroeder SHS ‘70 BA MA JDE

    Blumenthal needs to make the mitigation of David Hidalgo’s tragedy with a bipartisan comprehensive, humane and most importantly ACTIONABLE solution to immigration policy the signature issue of his incumbency as Connecticut’s Senator.

    I’m sick of watching his incessant political posturing with no associated results.

    Blumenthal is no different than most of his peers in both houses of Congress and on both sides of the aisle. At least, here in Ohio we have Sherrod Brown who walks his talk.