Help get Calyssa get back to school
Is this how my life is going waste away? Is this where my future ends?”
Those are the painful reflections of 11-year-old Calyssa Walker, who was hit by a stray bullet during a gunfight as she travelled in a taxi along McCatty Street in Montego Bay in October 2021.
I want to go back to school. I want to be a doctor when I grow up, but how am I going to do that if I sit down and can’t go back to school to finish my studies?” she asked.
Reece, who is haunted by memories of blood spewing from her daughter’s face after she was shot, says they have tried everything to finance the surgery, with the April 30 deadline fast approaching.
Unable to hold back the tears during the interview, Reece broke down several times, expressing concern about the grim diagnosis by local doctors that her conditions may worsen.
The mother said she feels helpless watching her 11-year-old daughter fall apart.
The ENT specialists say if the surgery is not done on time, Calyssa could lose hearing in her right ear as well as due to the fact there is too much pressure on that one ear,” Reece disclosed.
“She is also having severe pain at the back of her head, which is believed to be caused by bullet fragments.”
Calyssa has also not got an appointment at the US Embassy as yet, said Reece, as the only available date is in 2023.
It is not uncommon for the embassy to accommodate emergency cases, however.
The family is in dire straits said her mom because Calyssa needs to undergo an MRI and a CT scan before departing the island. Before being shot, the 11-year-old was among the brightest in her class. Please help us get Calyssa back to school we dire need of your assistance, thank you in advance.
There are no reviews yet.