Even from behind bars Vybz Kartel is doing his part to help the impoverished people of Jamaica who are facing the most challenging times. In his latest philanthropic act, the Dancehall artist, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, has donated JMD $200,000 to the father of a two-year-old cancer patient.
The donation was made in Kartel’s name through DJ Lava’s Chat & Laugh Instagram Live show yesterday.
The parents of the child explained that the boy as two lumps on his forehead due to cancer, which was “aggressive” and spreading all over his body. The child began showing signs of sickness last May (2020) and he had been carrying him to doctors hoping for some answers, the dad explained.
He added that the child was tested for sickle cell and the results came back negative but the pain he experienced didn’t stop and they knew that something was not right. They continued to give him the prescribed medication to no avail. At one point the pain became so bad that the child had to be given morphine to cope, his dad continued to share.
As the worried father cuddled his sick toddler, DJ Lava made the appeal to the people of Jamaica to donate to help the family take care of the medical bills. When he learned of Kartel’s contribution he was appreciative and said he is really “the One World Don”.
“Much thanks and appreciation,” he added as he cracked a brief and small smile of relief.
DJ Lava also used his Instagram page to show his appreciation for Kartel’s timely intervention. He said: “Nuff respect to @vybzkartel for your support and your 200k ja donation towards the 2yrs old cancer patient also to the chat&laugh family.”
In July, Kartel donated to the family of the late Jodian Fearon –the young woman who died in April, after being denied admission at several local hospitals while she was in labor, because she was suspected of having COVID-19.
Kartel is currently awaiting the outcome of his appeal to the UK Privy Council over his murder case. He was convicted in 2014 for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams and was given a mandatory life sentence. He was ordered to serve 35 years before being eligible for parole.
Fans were quick to applaud the World’ Boss’ latest act of benevolence.
“Blessing addi may God bless ur food basket and never let it run dry,” one fan said, another added, “Artist and Politicians Deh a Road Nah donate a penny! That y mi always ago seh GAZA!!!!! THANK YOU SIR,” and another chimed in, “Bless up kartel nuff respect to to u.. a lot of them are free and walk the road but u always there to give an helping hand big up salute.”
If you would like to help, you can contact DJ Lava for the cash app info through social media.
Source | Dancehall Mag