Aysheeka Cunningham is seeking funding to construct a home for her and her nine-year-old son.
Cunningham, who suffers from a blood condition called thrombocytopenia, said she is unemployed because of her illness, and she is finding it challenging to manage on her own.
Thrombocytopenia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low level of platelets in the blood.
Cunningham’s trouble started last October. After being on a weight loss diet, rashes appeared on her skin and she became concerned after her skin colour began to get lighter.
“I had several miscarriages and was required to do a test in 2015, but it was really expensive. So, last year, I went by a health centre to get it done as well as to find out what was happening to my skin,” she said.
She said that after she received the results, she was immediately referred to the Kingston Public Hospital in November.
Cunningham was told that she was very sick, and that her platelet count was extremely low and her blood was not clotting.
A major part of the reason she is seeking to build her own home is because she has to leave the home she has been living in for the past seven years.
Aysheeka has reached out to Stephanie Elliot of SMC Renovations Company Limited, who has agreed to construct a container home for a discounted price of approximately J$2 million.
Aysheeka needs assistance with her medical treatment and building a home for her and her son.