Though he has resided in Taiwan for 16 years and his wife and children are Taiwanese, Selikoff isn't eligible to receive local medical insurance beyond October, Rachael said.
This is because Selikoff never applied for permanent residency and cannot obtain "handicapped status" as a severely brain-damaged foreigner.
My ARC is up next month. I am SO applying for permanent residency.
It's a shame that Mark didn't, but christ, you'd think the government officials would make an exception...dolts.
I saw and spoke with Rachel last week at the fund raiser. Mark IS making progress, but there's not much if anything he personally can do to alleviate his cashflow woes.
It probably won't do much good, but I'm glad that the "stars" have been singled out for being shitheads. You don't make a promise like that and then forget about it.
And for the rest of us longtermers, get the permanent residency ARC when you can. You never know. And it's absolutely heartbreaking to see Mark's wife and two kids and imagine what they're going through.
They need a lawyer.