As the family of national cyclist Andre Simon continues to raise money to get him overseas for medical treatment, the Central Marketing Corporation (CMC) on Thursday, June 16, presented a cheque of $5,500 towards his expenses.
Simon has been hospitalized since May 8, after he was run down by a car which struck three other cyclists. He remains in serious condition, requiring surgery for injuries he sustained to the brain.
In making the donation to the family, Ambassador Clarence Pilgrim, Chairman of the CMC Board, offered well wishes to Simon for a full recovery.
Pilgrim is also encouraging other corporate citizens to join the effort to help the national athlete.
The Cabinet, through the Minister of Health, reportedly has committed to assisting the family with funds to get Simon the much-needed medical care.
A fundraising event was held last Saturday, during which the family raised over $11,000, and today another fundraising event will be held.
Meanwhile, the police have charged 39-year-old Kennyatta Benjamin of Union Road, Hatton, with dangerous driving for the incident.