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This week, the State Border Guard received a letter of gratitude from a woman whose mother's life was saved by the State Border Guard's prompt decision on crossing the border.

Last October, the woman sent a submission to the State Border Guard requesting permission to enter Latvia from Russia during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the external border was closed, to which she received a prompt reply on granted permit. After receiving a positive reply, the woman immediately came to visit her elderly mother and that saved her mother's life.

"I wanted to write to you a long time ago. I express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the work of all your collective, headed by General Guntis Pujāts," the woman begins her letter.

The woman’s mother was diagnosed with oncology in stage II and underwent urgent thyroid surgery when she went to the doctor and checked the condition of her health. “Mum herself would never pay the attention to her own well-being. She tried to treat herself with folk medicine instead to go to a family doctor. Just my presence solved a number of problems in a few days, related to the exams and a quick decision on the operation. Within two weeks, the tumour had doubled in size and was strangling her," recalls the woman.

She concludes her letter by saying that enough time has passed after this difficult period in her life, and now she can say with certainty that all the bad things are over, and that her mother's health is now being monitored by doctors who are professionals.

"I am sincerely grateful to the staff of the State Border Guard and to the doctors. I wish you and your families prosperity and health," the woman writes.

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Jolanta Babiško