An evening picnic in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago quickly turned tragic after Elissa Anotonio fell 40 feet off a cliff.
She broke her pelvis in several places, her sacrum – which connects the pelvis to the spine – is fractured, and she suffered a fractured right leg and a broken right heel.
Antonio’s aunt, Maria Parris, was in Trinidad when she got a call that her niece had fallen and was being taken to hospital.
She was on Grapevine Sunday talking about the incident.
Antonio is still in hospital in Trinidad, but urgently needs to return to Canada as doctors in the twin island say they don’t have the skill to treat her.
That was Aubrey Clarke, a close friend of Antonio’s. He was also speaking on Grapevine Sunday.
Antonio did not have travel insurance, but needs to be airlifted home at a cost of $50-
Her family and friends have set up a GoFundMe account to raise the funds.
As of this afternoon, more than $54,000 had been raised and the family is thanking all who’ve contributed.
However, Elissa still needs more donations as the target had to be adjusted to $56-thousand to account for GoFundMe and WePay fees.
Aubrey Clarke tells us how we can assist in this life-saving effort.
There’ll also be a gospel concert at the Toronto Perth Seventh Day Adventist Church this Saturday evening starting at 7pm.
The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring an offering to contribute.
If you can’t make the concert, you can drop off your donation at the church located at 220 Bethridge Road in Etobicoke.
GoFundMe Page: https://www.gofundme.com/helpingelissa
Image Source: GoFundMe.com/HelpingElissa