Shaveesa Gasper, the 15 yr old teenager who was allegedly set on fire by her mother on New Year’s Day, has been airlifted from Martinique to France for further medical treatment.
This information was disclosed by Government Officials, who indicated that due to the severity of her injuries, the teen will have to under plastic surgery.
Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne, upon hearing of the incident, immediately mobilized his Ministers of Health and Social Transformation to utilize the government’s resources to offer assistance to the teenager who sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to over 60 percent of her body.
Head of the Teen Explosion Committee Vinema Jarvis told ZDK News earlier this week that a trust fund is being set up to ensure transparency surrounding receipt of funding for the teen.
Shaveesa Gasper was the winner of the 2015 Teen Explosion Competition and also won the award Best Actress at the National Secondary School’s Drama Festival.