Teenager Kaylan Dowdie who has been in the hospital from late last year is now keeping an event to help aid her medical expenses.
It’s a Cake Sale which is set for October 15th. The event will be at Black Lion HQ along Shortwood Lane in St. Andrew.
See the flyer below.
It has been 11 months since Kaylan Dowdie has been admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies, for a C2 spinal injury that she sustained due to a beating she got from a group of women at a party.
For some time, the mother of the teenager who is now 18, has been trying to get an American hospital to accept her since the UWHI, has stated that there was nothing more they could do to help Kaylan.
Luckily, for Kaylan, a medical institution in the states did respond with a letter of acceptance however the new development brings with it some hefty costs that Dowdie’s mother, Veneshia Buckley says she does not have.
According to the hospital that accepted Kaylan, the process might take 3 months or more which would put the expenses at US $425,000 which is equivalent to 62 million Jamaican dollars. The amount per month would be a total of US $140,000 however, Buckley has no idea how she will find it.
According to Kaylan’s mom, she has been receiving donations since she announced the acceptance on her Instagram page, in addition to what she has already saved up but it is still nowhere near the targeted sum.