“We should be celebrating but we are still a little nervous because there is no explanation, such as an acknowledgement of a mistake. Andy says his appeal to the authorities fell on deaf ears until he spoke to the press, and says there has been no explanation as to why their application has been granted. Andy, who runs his own education business, says he provided paperwork to prove he earned almost £25,000 from September 2017 to September 2018 but the Home Office acknowledged pay slips from just five months of the accountancy year. That tired rumor is simply not true.

To download this photo, the file name must have less than 255 characters. “Still, I think we’re going to get counselling because the stress of the whole process year after year has really taken a toll emotionally.”, The Conservatives seem hellbent on creating a hostile environment for anyone not from the UK. British-born Andy Russell, his Chinese wife Lili Shao and their children were separated for a whole year after immigration rules were changed to bring in a minimum income requirement for spouses. Three days later, Russell learned that Carol — the wife of Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr — had died in her Lexington home. “Being away from school, being away from their friends,” Russell recalls, “it was difficult for them.”. The Russell family have spent the last seven years with the threat that they may not be allowed to be together in the UK hanging over their heads. | And she thinks of their brief conversation the weekend before Carol died, with Carol smiling and enjoying the beautiful weather.

The couple has a son named Zachary. Congressman's Wife Who Died Suddenly. There is an estimated 15,000 UK children growing up in so-called ‘Skype families’, and there are fears Brexit will create even more. He returned to England to attend the University of Manchester. Credit: If you are having trouble, click Save Image As and rename the file to meet the character requirement and try again.

Andy says he is saddened by the way immigrants are now treated in the UK. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Dan Bayens, 40, has known Carol since they went to college together. "She handled that part of it all with the same grace she handled everything". Be the first to share a memory or condolence.

Friends of Carol Barr, the wife of Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr, remember a "radiant spirit" who died suddenly last week at her Lexington home and left behind two daughters Contact claudia.tanner@inews.co.uk.

A love for the storybooks! Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? "She loved Andy," Russell tells PEOPLE. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. “Dylan and Devon are old enough to understand what’s been going on. She was a tremendous support to him in every way.”. The Home Office had said Andy’s earnings fell short of the required threshold by just £104. Molly, a seamstress, is in work and the couple paid the £500 healthcare surcharge they’ve been required to pay. That was our plan.”, Carol's friend Russell says the funeral service, which she watched remotely, "was absolutely beautiful and so stirring with emotion.". To plant a tree in memory of Jane Andy Russell, please visit. Rep. Barr said in his eulogy that marrying Carol was his life's best decision, according to the Herald-Leader. “I woke up at 2:30 a.m. just shaken to the core.

Raised in Georgetown, Kentucky, Carol went on to major in communications and information at the University of Kentucky and served on the advisory board for the College of Communication and Information. As for Carol's neighbor, Russell looks back at pictures taken of herself and her friend when they attended a charity fundraiser March 7. Timothy D Easley/AP/Shutterstock. Now, just over a week after i ran a story about the family’s plight, the authorities have made a u-turn and the Russells were shocked to receive a permit through the post that allows Molly to stay permanently. Andy says visa application fees have so far cost them £10,000. Together on this show that ran just five minutes between the evenings primary offerings, the pair performed renditions of current popular songs, backed by pianist Mort Lippman. We have three very real children. Andy said: “The whole thing has been draining but it really is astonishingly good news. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.

She was his staunchest supporter. Carol was buried Monday after a memorial service earlier that day — 12 years and one day after she and Rep. Barr married, according to The Lexington Herald-Leader. She was extremely kind. Gossip Cop can debunk it. Later that year visa rules were introduced, saying British citizens must show they earn at least £18,600 per year to sponsor their non-European spouse’s visa. Credit: I think the whole community does.”. In a statement released Wednesday, Rep. Barr, 46, said, “At this time of tremendous grief and pain, we ask for prayers for our beautiful, dear and precious Carol, the greatest, most selfless and giving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.”, “In this moment of profound grief and heartbreak," he continued, "we are so grateful for the gift and blessing of Carol’s life.”. A place to share condolences and memories. September 14, 2020. He remembers her being a popular member of the local chapter of the Tri Delta sorority. “You just felt comfortable around her. She always had a smile on her face. “Obviously, an autopsy was necessary,” Ginn said last week. “We missed out on precious moments together as a family,” he said.

That’s all we had to do in China. I just started crying because it’s such a huge loss for us all. Andrew James Russell / 羅素: Date of birth: Nov 21, 1987: Place of birth: Southampton : Age: 32: Height: 1,88 m: Citizenship: Hongkong England : Position: Defender - Centre-Back : Player agent: HK: Current … Nothing says a family vacation like an RV, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, It's looked — and felt — like a whole different world as we've been social distancing and attempting to keep each other safe, See All the Celebs Taking RV Trips This Summer, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, From Empty Streets to Virtual Weddings: What Life Has Looked Like During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are not finally getting married afte 37 years together. She was the executive director of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and most recently worked for Pfizer.
What message does all this tell a child? Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/Tribune News Service via Getty, Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr (right) next to his wife, Carol, and their daughters Eleanor and Mary Clay in 2018, | Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, Congressman Speaks Out After Wife's Sudden Death at Home — 'Time of Tremendous Grief and Pain', Congressman Remembers Wife in Eulogy a Day After Their Wedding Anniversary — 'This Was Not the Plan'. It meant Molly had to return to China to apply for the visa, while Andy searched for a job that met the income requirement. | You entered your name, but no text. “In many countries around the world, all we’d have had to do was prove that we are a genuine family. © 2020 Associated Newspapers Limited. “Dylan has had to cope with that, along with knowing the Government essentially saying their mum is not welcome here.

Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr (right), with wife Carol Barr, being congratulated by supporters after his 2012 election win. ", “Have you heard of people talking about a floppy valve in the heart that doesn’t seal well and it allows blood to seep through?” Ginn explains. "She handled that part of it all with the same grace she handled everything. The coroner later said Carol was in her home office and the cause of death appeared to be a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Carol Russell, From left: Carol Barr and her husband, Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr. A Home Office spokesperson said: “All UK visa applications are considered on their individual merits, on the basis of the evidence available and in line with UK immigration rules.”, Do you have a real life story? The Home Office told i it had issued Molly indefinite leave to remain after further evidence had become available. “I had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in six months,” he said. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: 'I Really, Really Miss Her': The Smile, Light & Last Days of Ky.
“I’ve had lots of messages from people in similar circumstances saying they are inspired by our story to fight on but no-one should be in this situation, it’s just wrong.”. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, for people with MVP the heart's mitral valve has "floppy" flaps that may cause blood to "leak the wrong way.

"This was not the plan," Rep. Barr said in his eulogy for his wife, the paper reported. He and his wife, Liz Staggs Wilson, hosted the party at a local coffee shop and roaster, where Andy buys his morning joe. I don’t blame the kids, they weren’t born racist, they have heard it from their parents. “The plan was to work hard, save the world, raise our kids right, sprint through the chaos,” he continued, “and then, when the time was right to finally reap the reward — catch our breath, at last, spend more time together and enjoy our lives traveling, laughing, loving together forever. He says their sons lost the ability to speak Chinese, which affected their bond with their mother. A friend of the family had set up a GoFundMe appeal to help them with their £4,000 legal battle. When Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn arrived at the Barrs' home around 6:55 p.m. last Tuesday, he told PEOPLE, “there was no explanation” for why Carol had suddenly died. ... She left us far too soon.”. “A huge thank you to the i and the publicity it’s given the case, it was absolutely fundamental in getting the Home Office to look at the case again.”. “The Conservatives seem hellbent on creating a hostile environment for anyone not from the UK. It’s amazing we can plan for the future now. “That’s that valve.”, “We are all just so deeply saddened,” says Russell, who was unaware of Carol's health issue. ‘We’ve got freedom to live and do what we want as a family without this dark cloud hanging over our heads’. He also worked with her on her husband’s 2012 campaign ads. ... Everyone feels a tremendous sense of loss. All rights reserved. "It’s not easy to be the wife of a politician," one friend tells PEOPLE of Rep. Andy Barr's wife Carol Barr. “She said, ‘But I’m 39.’ I said, ‘Carol, I didn’t run my first marathon until I was 47. Become the owner of this obituary to manage the guestbook, edit the notice, and more. When the new Covid lockdown rules begin on Thursday, and how long the restrictions will last, Here's how to check if you won in the Premium Bonds prize draw for November 2020, How to watch US election 2020 in the UK, and what time results coverage starts, Scientists urged government to close secondary schools - but were blocked by ministers, How I Manage my Money: A PR and outreach executive on £22,000 a year. Nick J. Hines, a 49-year-old horse owner and TVG analyst better known as “the Sarge,” met the Barr family about 14 months ago: His horse won, and he invited the family to join him in the winner’s circle. Receive email updates when there are changes to this story. With Molly back in the UK, the couple had another child, Charlie, who is now three.