A mother is making an urgent plea for financial assistance for her son, who may die if he does not get the required medical intervention within two weeks.
The woman, Olivia Davis, says her 14-year-old son, Joshua Davis, is in a critical condition at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre and is in need of emergency brain surgery.
The teenager reportedly was struck in the head with a metal pipe in what his mother terms a “misunderstanding” that occurred less than two weeks ago.
Davis says that, on Wednesday, October 19, doctors told her that due to the increased swelling on Joshua’s brain, “he has less than two weeks to get the surgery completed, or he will no longer be with me.”
The woman says the surgery will cost US$14,000 and she does not have the money; therefore, she is seeking the public’s assistance to raise the funds.
“Due to this untimely situation, I am asking for a little assistance for his fundraiser event @NeNe CaNdy’s Frozen Treats this upcoming Saturday, October 22, from 12 until 9 p.m.,” her social-media post reads.
If persons are able to donate $20, or food and drinks, or any other item of their choice, it will be greatly appreciated, Davis says.
Persons may contact her at 780-1755 or drop off any contribution at NeNe’s, located on Fort Road opposite AS Bryden and Sons.