Soccer match in aid of ill baby

A special fun soccer match at the end of the month is to fund a very worthy cause.

Local bus drivers will take on members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Services in a football match on Sunday, 28 May.

The event is in aid of little nine-month-old Donette Thompson who suffers from birth defects including a swollen brain and brachial plexus injuries ( nerve damage resulting in her not being able to use her arms).

Her mother, Noreen Thompson of Birch Tree Hill, West Bay explained that donations to little Donette (whatever people wish to offer) will be taken at the gate.

There will be a free shuttle to the game which will leave East End and North Side at 2.30pm, leaving Bodden Town at 2.45pm, leaving Red Bay/Prospect at 2.55pm, leaving Crewe Road at 3pm and leaving West Bay at 2.45pm and 3pm.

All buses should arrive at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 3.15pm, with the game starting at 3.30pm. Sodas and water will be on sale at the event.

All passengers taking the free shuttle are requested to wait at the roadside at the time shown above, as the shuttles will drive along the same routes as the public buses.

Those cheering on the police can wear a white shirt and those cheering the bus drivers can wear yellow.

Already a bill of $160,000 has been notched up from the child’s medical treatment and a future visit to Miami for possible surgery on her arms and an MRI scan on her brain will rack that bill up further.

Extensive therapy will also be needed to enable the child to use her arms. There is also the possibility of cortical blindness because of her swollen brain.


Donations to assist nine-month-old Donette Thompson can be made to Bank of Butterfield account number 02-201-120522.

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