Antiguans at Cave Hill appeal for help after tragic accident

Local students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus are appealing to the public assist in meeting the medical expenses of one of their own who was seriously injured in a traffic accident.

OBSERVER media has learnt that the Antiguan, student Wendy Wallace, is currently hospitalised in Roseau, Dominica where she is being treated for major injuries to her legs and other parts of her body.

The prognosis is that she may not be able to walk for months.

According to her sister, Kempburn Wallace, Wendy a 21-year-old second year law student at UWI, was a backseat passenger during a bad smash-up last week Saturday while she was travelling to Bense.

The President of Antigua & Barbuda Students Association (ABSA) at Cave Hill, Barbados, Bianca Merchant, said that the small group of tight-knit students is pleading for the Antiguan and Barbudan public to make donations towards Wendy’s medical care.

“We’re in the real world and money talks. She needs the money to get her surgeries done or she may not be able to walk … and I’d like to urge anyone who knows Wendy to share that link and to donate themselves – everyone in Antigua – and get others to donate,” she said in an interview with OBSERVER media.

On January 12, a campaign called ‘Helping Wendy to Walk Again’ was started by one of Wendy’s friends on the crowdfunding website and has so far garnered US $1,410 of US $20,000 goal. Donors can contribute to Wendy’s medical care by going to the link

According to Kempburn, her sister cannot walk and suffered a broken left femur (thigh bone) which is currently “under traction pending surgery” in addition to “major lacerations to her right knee” and severe damage to her right knee cap. Read More (Graphic Images)

Source: Antigua Observer