West Dominica Children’s Federation has come to the assistance of a one-year-old who has been diagnosed with Hydrocephalus or fluid in the brain.
Recently his mother, Sapphire Gordon, made a heart-wrenching plea for assistance that will go towards much needed medical attention for the Jai’ron.
Wrestling with a time limit and holding on to hope to get the much-needed funding, she breathed a sigh of relief when she finally received a cheque of $4,000 from the West Dominica Children’s Federation.
This will allow her to be able to take her son to Martinique to do the required preliminary exploratory testing.
On handing over the cheque the federation’s coordinator, Beverly Baron, empathized with the mother and reiterated that the organization is a child advocacy agency which works for and on behalf of children as an implementing partner for ChildFund Caribbean.
She said the opportunity to assist little Jai’ron was filled with emotions of humility and pride.
Slightly emotional, Gordon said that she was “greatly thankful for the donation to make this possible,” referring to the possibility of travelling to Martinique the day after the donation was made.
She has since reported on their safe arrival in the French island.
The federation wishes both mother and baby well for this trip and any other subsequent trips.