Evesham group aids shooting victims
December 4, 2009

Evesham group aids shooting victims

On December 12, Lester Davis will travel to Trinidad for a mandatory check up.{{more}}

This is just one of the additional costs he and his wife Ruby have been faced with since they were shot and robbed at their home in Evesham in May this year.

Davis’ arteries were damaged as a result of the gunshot wound and his wife has been left paralyzed from the waist down.

“She is totally incapacitated,” Davis told SEARCHLIGHT, adding that the doctors did not expect him to survive.

“Life has changed drastically; it is not the same as it used to be,” he continued.

Davis said that he has spent all his life savings to cover expenses.

His surgery cost US$43,000, while his wife’s procedures totaled $29,000.

“And this is only the operation side,” Davis explained.

He further detailed hospital fees (TT$49,000) and the air ambulance which air lifted them to Trinidad (US$20,000) and the therapy which he receives twice a week.

It was with this in mind that the Evesham Development Organization (EDO) made a contribution to the couple on Wednesday, December 12.

“EDO has recognized the contribution of Mr and Mrs Davis to the community in different ways,” Ray Laborde, president of EDO, said.

“Because of the unfortunate incident, we want to empathize with the family and show how much we care to assist them in their financial burden,” Laborde continued.

The group handed over a cheque for EC$1,200, which represented proceeds from various fundraisers that included a barbecue, a raffle and an open air concert.

Laborde told SEARCHLIGHT that the project was identified immediately following the launch of the group back in July. (DD)