$200 000 for SickKids from Sandals
EVERY YEAR, hundreds of children in Barbados and the Caribbean are diagnosed with varied forms of cancer and blood disorders.
And their chances of survival could potentially now be boosted through a $200 000 injection by the Sandals Foundation. Sandals and The Hospital for Sick Children, more commonly known as SickKids, have joined forces to create a fellowship as part of the SickKids Caribbean Initiative (SCI) that will provide funding for a health care professional from Barbados to train in paediatric haematology/oncology at SickKids in Toronto, Canada.
The first recipient is 32-year-old Dr Chantelle Browne, a paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
During her two-year fellowship at SickKids, the former Harrisonian is expected to have an opportunity to observe and become immersed in the management of some of the over 22 000 annual cases and visits to the Sears Cancer Clinic and the approximately 350 children who are newly diagnosed each year in Toronto. (SDB Media)
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