Calvin Ayre Foundation Funds Medical Air Ambulance Flights for 7-Year-Old Burn Victim and Cancer Patient

Editorial Staff

May 23, 2023

Thanks to the Calvin Ayre Foundation, 7-year-old burn victim, T’rique Jeffrey and Cancer patient, Deborah Carr’s were airlifted to separate countries for further medical attention and their families are giving thanks.

Carr received treatment in Suriname and was on her way home, T’rique was being hurried off to a specialized burn care center in the Dominican Republic.

Media Relations Specialist for CAF, Jamilla Kirwan, said she received a call from a tearful mother and father of the 7-year-old boy late last week, requesting assistance for the US$20,200 air ambulance flight.

According to reports, at the time, T’rique was in a medically induced coma in the ICU at Sir Lester Bird Medical Center, after sustaining burns to 52% of his body.

“A medical report provided by the family indicated that T’rique had extensive burns to his left arm, chest/abdomen, back, both limbs, and the chin/face from the unfortunate accident at home on the evening of May 16th.  Given the extent of his burns, the decision was made by doctors at SLBMC, to seek transfer to an overseas specialized Burn Care Center that was better equipped to adequately manage the child’s case,” a statement from CAF stated.

Kirwan said since Royston and T’rique’s mom, Latoya Jarvis accompanied their son to the Dominican Republic, Royston has updated her via WhatsApp, that the 7-year-old has had two surgeries, which were deemed successful.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Deborah Carr’s family said they are happy to have their loved one back home and in their care.


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