“She said, ‘No one in Iran wants to help him. You are his only chance,’” St. James said.
But when St. James and Kargosha tried to figure out how to get Chance to the U.S., they ran into the same problems as before — they couldn’t find anyone to fly with him. St. James considered going herself to pick Chance up, but getting a visa for even a short trip would be difficult for a U.S. citizen. So Kargosha said she’d go.
“She booked a flight that day,” St. James said. “It was a Thursday night, and the flight was leaving Saturday. So she flew from New Orleans to D.C., D.C. to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Iran. She was literally at the [Tehran] airport for four hours, and the people who had him brought him to the airport because she didn’t even have enough time to go into the city and get him.”