A woman has been airlifted out ofthe country to receive further medical treatment for injuries to her leg.
Leidy Paola (Powla) Galvis Salaza, a Colombian-Native who has resided here for the past few years, was airlifted to her native country last Thursday, May 13.
The cost of the airlift amounted to US$23,000, and Galvis Salaza received a contribution of US$12,000 from the Calvin Ayre Foundation.
She also received a little over US$10,000 from members of the public to assist with her medical expenses.
It was Galvis Salazar’s mother who mounted a GoFundMe drive, which helped to raise some of the funds, while other persons and corporate entities assisted.
The 25 year-old sustained multiple fractures to her leg and arm in a vehicular accident that occurred on May 3. Reports say she was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated only after an emergency team arrived on the scene.
Reportedly, the young woman was in excruciating pain following the incident, and underwent her first surgery on May 18. She is slated to undergo a second surgery this Saturday, May 22.
She spent 11 days at the Mount St. John Medical Centre before being airlifted to Colombia.