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Cedar Falls woman can't return to dying husband in Wales

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RAYMOND (KWWL) - Jan Price met her husband Colin on an Internet chat room 10 years ago.

It didn't take much for her to pick up and to move to Wales, United Kingdom -- where he lives -- to be with him.

Shortly after they tied the knot, Colin fell extremely ill, and in the midst of the hospital visits, Price says she forgot to apply for a permanent visa.

The United Kingdom government deported her, and currently has her passport.

She can now only communicate with her husband via Skype, and he has a difficult time talking.

Price realizes she made a mistake, but she's asking the government for the compassion to allow her back into the country to see Colin before he dies.

"He keeps telling me, 'I keep staring at the door because I'm waiting for you to walk through it,' and that hurts," she says.

She's desperate, and she's reached out to everyone she can for help.

"I want to see him before anything bad happens," she says. "That's my hope. I want to be able to say goodbye to him in person, not on Skype."

Colin's heart, lungs and kidneys are all failing.

Jan says his time is running out, but she wants him to know this: "I love you, and I'm trying really hard."

Both U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley are looking into the situation.

Ernst's office says they're "diligently seeking a resolution between our two governments."

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