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Indianapolis Man Wants To Live His Final Days In Cuba
Updated December 28, 2016 8:00 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis man who arrived in the U.S. only with clothes and a birth certificate wants to live his final days in Cuba, his native country.

Lazaro Blanco Garcia has cancer and probably only months to live. The 59-year-old tells The Indianapolis Star that he feels like an American since arriving here in 1980 but wants to be with family in Cuba.

Garcia must fill out a stack of papers and raise money for the move. He also needs government approval. He hopes to leave the U.S. by February.

Dr. Pablo Bedano says much of Garcia's health care should be pain control and end-of-life care, not extraordinary techniques that might not be available in Cuba.

Garcia worked as a maintenance man in Detroit before settling in Indianapolis in 1994.

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