Police donates $2000 cheque  to sick child
December 9, 2005
Police donates $2000 cheque to sick child

The Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force has come to the assistance of a sick child, whose deceased father once served in the ranks of the law enforcement agency.

On Friday, November 25, new Commissioner of Police, Keith Miller, at the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Conference Room, presented five-year-old, first-grader Terrece John of the Kingstown Anglican School with a cheque for over $2,000 to purchase an airline ticket that will facilitate her trip to the United States where she will undergo corrective surgery. ##M[more]##

Terrece, the daughter of Lydia John and the late Terrence John of Sharpes was diagnosed with scholiosis or curvature of the spine two years ago. She left for the International Hospital for Children (IHC) in Virginia on Tuesday, November 29.

“When I learnt of Terrece’s problem I felt obliged to this child because her father Terrence John who is now deceased was a very good policeman,” said Miller.

“It is only fair for us as police officers to help his unfortunate daughter,” Miller noted while adding that the money is not considered too much in helping a child whom the police considered is in need of urgent surgery.

Miller praised his senior officers who consented voluntarily to assist Terrece.

Lydia, on the other hand, has expressed thanks to the police for their generosity, and to the other organizations that assisted and persons who have been praying for her.

The mother claimed that since she discovered her daughter’s problem she has been seeking assistance from various organizations and she was happy for the assistance that she received from the police.