Keron Andrews, the young man who was involved in a near-fatal accident in Paraquita Bay late last Friday is now soliciting the assistance of crowdfunding to foot his hospital bills that have amounted to $25,000.
The St Vincenti native who resides in Diamond Estate, Tortola, was one of two major accident victims which occurred hours apart.
The other victim, Guyanese Reon Stephen, succumbed to the injuries he sustained along the James Walter Francis Highway (dual carriageway) in the wee hours of Saturday, February 1.
Go Fund Me
In light of his injuries, a GoFundMe account was organised for Andrews on Tuesday, February 4.
It said: “Keron Andrews is a kind soul who was involved in a terrible car accident on January 31, 2020. He has been fighting for his life in the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital, Tortola, BVI and was able to be airlifted to Southern Medical in Trinidad on February 4, 2020.”
It continued: “February 5, 2020, is Keron’s 30th birthday. Keron is a good man, a son, and a friend to so many, but the financial burden of this long road will be too much for him and his family to overcome alone. Please consider donating any amount you are able. Your help will allow Keron to come out of this stronger and able to return to a life he was just beginning. He continues to fight for his life and has a long process of surgeries ahead of him before he can begin to recover.”
Up to press time, some 20 persons collectively donated $3,260 to the cause.
Although the extent of his injuries and the medical operations that would be required for Andrews was not revealed, Andrews is said to need a “life-saving surgery”.
To donate, follow this Andrews’ GoFundMe page.
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