Barbados teen loses cancer battle in Trinidad

    Photo taken from the Barbados Today article

    A teenager from Barbados, who was reportedly rushed to Trinidad for cancer treatment, died on May 15th at a medical facility in San Fernando.

    According to an article published online by Barbados Today on May 23rd, 18 year old Seth Cole, who needed treatment for stage four cancer, was transported to Trinidad by air ambulance on May 2nd.

    His mother Dawn Cole stated that her son had to “start chemotherapy and radiation and due to the area in the brain which the tumour was in, the equipment in Barbados was not ideal and as a mother we all have to do the best we can for our children. By God’s grace, prayer and a lot of help from certain networks, private people and ministers both here and in Trinidad, we were able to get Seth to a hospital in Trinidad that could treat him properly.”

    The article stated that Cole brought her son’s body home last Wednesday and that she “will be quarantined for two weeks, but her husband has been allowed to stay with her to offer her comfort and support during this difficult period.”

    Read the full article from Barbados Today