Sand castle competition to help Zoe

Nine-year-old Zoe Solomon, who was
diagnosed with a ventricle tumour attached to the main arteries of her heart
over nine years ago, has every reason to celebrate.

After undergoing a number of
surgeries, the little girl who touched the hearts of many in our community and
overseas, no longer is in danger from the tumour.

This wonderful news was received by
her mother Alice Solomon following Zoe’s daughter’s most recent surgery in
Miami to install a bigger pacemaker.

They stayed there for
two-and-a-half weeks since various tests had to be run to prepare Zoe for her
new pacemaker.

According to the heart specialist
and doctors at the Children’s Hospital in Miami, Zoe’s tumour is shrinking and
there are no signs of any cancer cells, said Ms Solomon.

She said life had been difficult
and no one would give her a job because she had to travel off island so often.
However, Ms Solomon said she understood and that she knows God is good and
would find something for her.

Every month for the past five
years, Ms Solomon travelled to Miami with Zoe, but now she will only have to
make the trip once a year.

As for Zoe, she now happily attends
West Bay Primary School.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Solomon is not sure
whether her insurance will cover all the medical expenses incurred, and she
also needs help with airfare and accommodations for when she has to return to
Miami with Zoe.

The ARK is holding a fundraiser to
assist the family by staging a sand castle competition at Calico Jack/Sea Grape
Beach at 2:30pm on 28 August.

Those interested in helping may
contact Alice Solomon at 939–8270. Also, Cayman National Bank has set up an
account under the name Zoe Solomon for anyone who would like to make a
donation. Contact the bank for the account number.


Zoe Solomon is well on the way to recovery and is a student at West Bay Primary School.
Photo: Submitted