Digicel supports Devers
Journalist returns to T&T Brain Surgeon on July 23
International Cricket broadcaster and Guyanese Sports Journalist Sean Devers will return to Trinidad on July 23 for evaluation on his Brain Tumor and Digicel has chipped in with financial support.
The former National Cricketer was seen by Radiologist Dr Omar Khan and Brain Surgeon Dr Robert Ramsarran in Trinidad in February and it was recommended that Surgery not be done at that time since it would have affected Devers’ speech. Devers is currently on two types of medication to control seizures which is triggered by stress.
The Level One Cricket Coach is also being treated for depression and explained that he is now more able to control his seizures ahead of his return to Trinidad.
Digicel on Friday last contributed US$1,000 to the cost of Devers’ MRIs and his air travel and Devers expressed gratitude to the cell phone service providers.
“Digicel continues to be a great corporate citizen not only by supporting sports or entertainment but by helping to save lives. This (contribution) was touching since I did not even ask for it. Digicel is my cricket sponsor and I was told by Gavin Hope (Digicel’s Events and Sponsorship Manager) that an e-mail was sent to me offering funding for some of my medical bills. I had not even read it and it had to be re-sent. That is the type of Company Digicel is,” Devers informed.
“This has been a terrible year for me but I believe everything happens for a reason….”
Devers, who says his priorities have changed since his illness, appealed to the public to help six-year-old Shurlock Semple who has to raise US$50,000 for his Brain Tumor surgery in Trinidad.
“I am fortunate to have gotten so much support due to cricket and I can just imagine what Shurlock’s parents are going through. He has not even lived his life as yet. I have put a little bit into his Republic Bank account (751-025-8) but it will take quite a lot to reach his goal. I hope that my plea for him helps in some way since I can tell you what it feels like emotionally to know you have a tumor in your brain despite how positive you try to be,” Devers said.
Devers said he is lucky to have found out about his tumor in its early stages and encouraged people to go for regular check-ups even if they are not sick since the general culture of West Indies is to only go to the doctor only when you are ill.