Centenarian survives 10-foot fall
May Garraway is Essequibo’s second oldest resident. She is 102 years old. Formerly of Hackney Canal, Lower Pomeroon River, she could be considered an extraordinary centenarian. Last Tuesday she survived an almost ten-foot fall from her two-flat house at Pomeroon. Except for sustaining cuts to one of her eyes, hands and feet, and the loss of a tooth, she is said to be in reasonable health.
Aunt May, as she is commonly called, is said to be in pains but her recovery is encouraging.
Relating the frightening ordeal, Joyce Garraway, a daughter, said that on Tuesday last, she returned from church and found her elderly mother lying in the yard with blood oozing from the injured parts of her body.
Joyce said she became frantic and inquired from another relative what had happened. She was told that her mother asked for some assistance to go to the washroom and whilst being aided, lost her balance and fell from the stairs.
The centenarian was taken to the Oscar Joseph Hospital, at Charity, where doctors performed an X-ray that revealed that Mrs. Garraway didn’t suffer any broken bones.
While Joyce notes that Aunt May is said to be talking and eating, she is worried about the internal pains her mother has been complaining about.
“When she is placed upright that is when cries out for pain.”
She said that not too many elderly folks would have survived such a tragedy. (Yannason Duncan).