Chris Gayle has donated US$20,000 towards the treatment of a 17-year-old girl who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia on the February 2, 2016, treament.
Lee-Anna, is a fifth form student of St Hugh’s High School who is currently residing in Jamaica, will need to travel overseas for the bone marrow transplant. Her step-mother Nyoka Walker created a crowdfunding page on justgiving.com to assist with her with raising funds for transplant. The treatment will cost £35,000.
On February 26, Gayle shared the story on his Instagram page to help raise funds to aid the student’s leukaemia treatment.
Hours later, Gayle shared another post informing fans he met with Lee-Anna Walker and her parents at his Triple Century sports bar where he pleged to donate the equivalent of just over £14,000.
“Well, I actually get to meet Lee-Anna Walker not too long ago in Triple Century, and I’m donating USD $20,000 towards her treatment,” Gayle wrote.
“For those who willing to assist here’s the details. Bank Name: Victoria Mutual Building Society. Bank Address: 10 Duke Street, Kingston. Bank Swift Code: VMBSJMK1. BOJ Account No: 7005. For further credit to: VMBS Customer Name Antoinette Francis. VMBS Acct number 401183926. #PrayersMoveMountains,” the post continued.
Nyoka describes Lee-Anna as “a lovely 17-year-old girl with a great personality, brilliant academically with a great future ahead.” She explained that “Lee-Anna was looking forward to sit her CXC and O’Level exams in June, unfortunately this will not be the case,” and adimtted, “This is heartbreaking for us as a family, we would just like for her to begin her treatment and revert back to her normal “bubbly” and “vibrant” self again.”
Nyoka pleaded that “£20-25,000 will go towards her first cycle of treatments £2,300 for biopsy plus travel and expenses.”