Family and friends of 19-year-old Randy Frederick have confirmed to Dominica News Online that he has successfully come out of surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
The procedure took place yesterday and lasted eight hours.
Frederick left Dominica last week and was subsequently admitted at the Barbados facility where doctors performed surgery to remove a tumor on his brain.
The cost of the surgery is BA$30,000 or approximately EC$40,500.
Family and friends said Randy is in high spirit and will be kept under continued observation by doctors. With the surgery now behind them the family, friends and supporters are now praying for a successful recovery while seeking to raise the additional fees for cost associated with it. Assistance has already come from the Ross University School of Medicine, the National Youth Council and other agencies.
Randy’s plight gained national attention since the tumor was discovered by doctors in March 2010. The tumor kept the teen in constant pain and doctors in Dominica recently decided emergency surgery was necessary.
Anyone interested in assisting should call 1-767-317-4944.
Or make contributions using the account that has been setup to deal with the expenses of the surgery at the National Bank of Dominica.
NBD account number: 3155-00058
Account Name: SMP-NGO-Operating Fund
Swift code: BOSAUS3N