21 Days to show again in support of Mark Desir’s heart transplant costs

21 Days to show again in support of Mark Desir’s heart transplant costs
Mark Desir and his family.
Mark Desir and his family.

A re-run of the locally-produced film 21 Days will show this week to support Mc Arthur Desir who’s in need of a heart transplant.

The viewing dates are on Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28 at the Caribbean Cinema from 6:30 p.m.

Forty-year-old Desir suffers from severe cardiomyopathy. His family and friends have been trying to raise US$200,000 to help him get a heart to treat his condition.

Saint Lucia News Online understands he is in Martinique awaiting to go to Paris, France for a heart transplant.

In February, an account was created for Desir on GiveForward – an online fundraising website and one of the easiest ways to raise money for a loved one in need, as the site’s objective states.

The fundraiser ended on May 18, 2014 with 146 donations. It is not clear how much money was raised through that effort.

Desir, a husband and father of two children, was diagnosed with the condition in 2013. He has undergone operation on his heart, including triple bypass surgery on his wife’s birthday and a procedure to treat narrow or weak arteries with a small mesh tube.

All proceeds from 21 Days will be put up for Desir’s medical costs.

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  1. Why should we have to raise funds.No one had to raise funds for Jadia Jn.Piere,they just took tax payers money and paid her medical bills,so why can't they do the same for Mark.

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  2. You know the sad thing about the comments, the family will see it. The point is Mark needs a heart (he need our help) let us not focus on who's his brother'S father in law. That is so sad, if I am in trouble I will definately be scared to ask for help from St. Lucians. My God people this can be anyone of us, our family, our friends. STOP IT PLEASE AND HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR MARK PLEASE STOP IT.

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  3. It would be good to post up contact information for each follow up of this story including where persons can donate funds..I'm in the Uk and would like to assit as its the first time seeing this. I too went to secondary school with Mark so would definitely like to assist.

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  4. Im lead to believe that many of these people commenting donot fully understand the concept of donations. How can such an honest cry for assistance lead to a debate on politics? Sad that i share a country with such simple minded fools. To Mr. desir and family i wish you guys well. Only in his forties... Its a really heartbreaking situation....

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  5. it is just sad to see the level in which we st Lucians think. I mean come on for once a situation like this what this has to do with the pm being affiliated with the guys family. why does everything have to include politics! I am so disgusted at the level of ignorance by my fellow st Lucians! then they talk about unity! gosh the Guys life is on the line talking politics won't help!

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  6. I wish this young man & his family well. I will keep them in my prayers. One of the questions that continue to plague me when I hear or read about our people seeking medical care in Martinique, is why? Is it cheaper than coming directly to the US for assistance? Apart from the ravages of the disease process itself, the patient and family also have to deal with the mental and emotional roller coaster which comes with the disturbance of normal family processes. The language barrier in Martinique or Paris, can only add to the frustration, confusion and possible anger of a family dealing with this. I truly do not know the exact answer to this situation, but I do hope that we can possibly form positive foreign alliances that can assist us in improving our own health system infrastructure and the medical and surgical specialty expertise and support that we need.

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  7. I hope the PM stepped up and gave something substantial to his relative (On a personal level ofcourse). I hope that all pulls through for Mark and that he recovers well. He has such a beautiful family. Finally, this is the best example of a double standard - they spent over $60,000 of tax payers money on Jadia JnPierre (because she is the irritating mouthpiece of the SLP) however, here you have another young St. Lucian - with a beautiful family, who cannot get the help that he so truly deserves. What is Jadia 'doing' that this gentleman can't do?

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  8. @ Wam There it is ignorant people like u who have our country in this mess.If you sympathized with him who is affiliated with wouldn't be posted there because all that information is just irrelevant.Get your mind out of the gutter and let's work to together to get our country out of the mess it is in right now this is not the forum for this.

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  9. LOL!! True Dat "WAM THERE" yes this is the PM"S son in law"s brother!!that money wasted on Jadia could have been put to better use!!on someone like Mark Desir who is dying.

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  10. Isn't this guy the PM's son-in-law's brother? I mean i sympathize with him and very sad about his situation.

    But we have to consider whether it was money well spent on Jadia at the expense of people who really needed it. While the same public is being called upon to sacrifice and give unconditionally to the medical expenses of those who in fact place oppressive taxes upon us. Isn't that ironic? Or probably just an iron????

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    • or probably just pure bull.... if you're not gonna add anything positive to this piece, shut up......

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