Fourteen year old Trinidad and Tobago chess champion, Della-Marie Walcott, a St Joseph’s Covent (Port of Spain) student, is still comatose but is now resting at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.
Walcott’s family has expressed its eternal gratitude, via press release, to the Office of the Prime Minister for its donation of $25,000 towards her medical expenses as well to other organisations, committees and individuals from all walks of life who stepped forward to offer financial assistance, resources and prayers.
Walcott’s medical fees, according to the release, remain “exorbitant” but are no longer increasing at the previous rate while she was stationed at the St Clair Medical Centre.
The family has deactivated the online gofundme donation account. However, the fund raising efforts continue.
Donations can be made to Republic Bank account #180801224831 in the name of “Friends of Della-Marie Walcott” while there will be a special MovieTowne fundraiser on 22 March 2016 with the screening of the movie “Capture the flag.”
Movie tickets cost $150 and can be purchased by contacting RAW Advertising at 397-0691.
Walcott’s family will receive approximately $100 from every ticket purchased. The family will also do door prizes, presentations and other activities along with the actual movie.
Hott Shoppe Curry Q tickets to raise money for Walcott are virtually sold out and will no longer be available at previously advertised outlets.
The following is the full press release from the family of Della-Marie Walcott:
Della-Marie Walcott is now resting at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope after being transferred from the St Clair Medical Centre recently. Her comatose condition though, remains the same.
The care and support that she received from the medical staff and administration of St Clair Medical Centre had been outstanding. However with her medical expenses drastically increasing at the St Clair facility, an opportunity was presented to have her safely moved to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and it was graciously accepted.
The family of Della-Marie would also like to express our gratitude to the Office of the Prime Minister for its donation of $25,000 towards her medical expenses, which are still quite exorbitant, but thankfully no longer increasing at the same rate as it was previously.
We would like to announce that the Hott Shoppe Curry Q tickets are virtually sold out and will therefore no longer be available at previously advertised outlets. This is due in no small part to the outstanding support this initiative has garnered from the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
The online gofundme donation account has also been deactivated.
Donations can still be made at the Republic Bank Ltd bank account #180801224831 in the name, “Friends of Della-Marie Walcott” as well as tickets can be purchased for the MovieTowne movie fundraiser scheduled for 22 March 2016.
Tickets are priced at $150 for the screening of the movie “Capture the flag” and can be purchased by contacting RAW Advertising (397-0691).
Trinidad and Tobago has welcomed Della-Marie into their hearts and we are eternally grateful. Organisations, committees and individuals from all walks of life have stepped forward and offered their financial assistance, resources and prayers.
Della-Marie has been an inspiration and this situation has helped to show that our society has a massive capacity to care and display genuine empathy.
We thank you wholeheartedly and encourage everyone to not let their kindness stop with Della-Marie.
Reach out to those less fortunate, be an inspiration and support if you can.