Young Nepali Nurse in US Loses Cancer Fight, Family Grieves Across the Miles

The New York Nepali community is mourning the passing of 27-year-old Inu Yolmo, a young nurse who died from cancer on Monday. Yolmo, who arrived in the United States only 7 months ago, passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after a courageous battle with the disease.

Originally from Ilam, Nepal, Yolmo had been battling colon cancer since November. Her condition worsened, leading to admission to the hospital’s intensive care unit. Despite valiant efforts from medical staff, the cancer spread, ultimately claiming her life.

Yolmo, who came to the U.S. on an EB3 green card, had been working as a dedicated nurse in New York. In November, she began experiencing severe stomach pain, which led to the shocking diagnosis.

Adding to the tragedy, Yolmo’s family in Nepal was unable to be by her side during her final moments. Despite their pleas, the U.S. embassy in Kathmandu denied them visas. This heartbreaking detail deepens the grief surrounding Yolmo’s passing, as her final wish to see her loved ones one last time was denied.