Canadian mom free to leave Cuba for son’s funeral

Justine Davis and three-year-old son Cameron at a turtle farm in Cuba two hours before the crash...

Justine Davis and three-year-old son Cameron at a turtle farm in Cuba two hours before the crash that took his life.

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:29 PM ET

TORONTO -- She's coming home.

Justine Davis, the Toronto mother barred from leaving Cuba since a horrific scooter accident Dec. 23 that resulted in the death of her three-year-old son, is now allowed to exit the country, Canadian officials said Thursday.

"I personally appealed to Cuba to request help on Ms. Davis' case on compassionate grounds," Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich tweeted.

"Pleased to relay that Ms. Davis is free to leave Cuba. We appreciate Cuba's efforts to resolve this situation."

For six weeks, Davis waited for answers in a Havana hospital since her son, Cameron, died in the crash just outside of their Cayo Largo resort. There was only a trickle of information from the Canadian Embassy and from the investigating detective, whom she saw a handful of times.

She was told obtaining a copy of the police report could take up to three months, adding to the frustration of a language barrier because Davis doesn't speak Spanish.

She was praying her case would be expedited so she could attend Cameron's funeral this Saturday in Toronto.


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