By next week, Michelle Robinson, the sister of a New York citizen, who is in the terminal stage of a rare and deadly form of renal cancer, will be on a plane to New York City, thanks to Fly Jamaica.
The travel agency yesterday handed over a return ticket to the mother of two, to travel to visit her brother, Christopher Robinson’s home country so that they can spend some time together.
Presenting the ticket to Michelle was the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Nadine Hing during a simple ceremony at the company’s Head Office at the Ogle International Airport.
Hing said when they were asked to support Robinson, the agency was more than happy to assist in reuniting the siblings after more than two decades.
Michelle Robinson thanked the agency for the contribution. “I wanna say thank you to Fly Jamaica, Mark Benschop and the Embassy for looking over my case. A month ago, doctors had given my brother 10 days to live and he is still here with us. Hopefully he pulls through longer and we get to spend some quality time together.”
Christopher Robinson is in a Brooklyn Hospital.
Early this month, after medical practitioners at the aforementioned hospital informed 25-year-old Robinson that his days were numbered, he immediately started to make a list of the things he needed to do and who he wanted to meet for the last time.
Three Thursdays ago, he tied the knot with his high school sweetheart and mother of his two-year-old son, Terry, at the hospital where he is being monitored around the clock.
The young man’s second wish is to say good-bye to his older sister in person and not over the phone.
The last time the siblings saw each other was when Christopher was just three years old and Michelle was five.
The younger Robinson’s struggle started two years ago when a gunman invaded his house and shot him five times. Luckily, after eight surgeries and several months in the hospital, the father of one walked out the health institution.
But he needed another operation to fix an hernia he had developed.
It was then, last August, while doctors were preparing him for the surgery, they informed him about a growth on his kidney.
A few days later, they diagnosed him with a rare and deadly form of renal cancer which had already spread to his lungs.
Renal cancer is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, a part of the very small tubes in the kidney that transport waste molecules from the blood to the urine.
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