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Brain tumour victim in Cuba

CARLOS ATWELL, ​carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 09 March 2018

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Because of one of her brain tumours, Mayers left eye is bulging from its socket. She said it had been worse but treatment had improved the situation. (FP)

Sherrie-Anne Mayers has left the island for Cuba to seek treatment for her illness.

The 56-year-old Fairview Heights, St George resident is suffering with multiple brain tumours and was featured in the Weekend Nation appealing for assistance in sourcing funds for an operation overseas.

Earlier this week, Mayers said she had sourced almost all the necessary funds. Upon arrival in Cuba she should be going directly to the hospital “where I will spend the next 15 days” followed by after-surgery checks and later a few days in Miami recuperating before returning home in April.

Barbados’ ambassador to Cuba Donna Forde and Trevor Prescod of the Israel Lovell Foundation are helping with accommodation.

The Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust also helped, with president and chief executive officer Dwayne Grazette saying an anonymous donor had provided the funds, around $ 7 000, to pay for the operation, so the remaining monies would then be used for travel, accommodation, food and so on.

“It’s been a pleasure to be able to assist Ms Mayers along with our anonymous donor. I also want to thank Trevor Prescod, who came on at late notice and was able to sort out accommodation, along with the Cuban Embassy,” he said.

Mayers thanked all who contributed and promised to reach out to them on her return. (CA)

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