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Outpouring of love for Morgan family in Mocho

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer
Sgt Dare Powell(right), donating $60,000 to Irvin Morgan, father of Tishaunie who was featured in The Gleaner.

Last month, The Gleaner featured Tishaunie Morgan in its online news video GSAT feature, titled 'Clarendon boys triumph over trials', and since then the family has been enjoying support from those in the community as well as further afield.

Tishaunie's father, Irvin Morgan, said he has been receiving much encouragement and love from those who watched the feature.

Last Thursday, Sgt Dare Powell from the May Pen Police Station, armed with contributions from a family member, Eulette Richards and her co-worker, Valrie Simpson, both living in the United States, as well as his own input, paid a visit to Tishaunie's home where he presented his father with $60,000.

Powell, who was stationed in Mocho for five years before being transferred to May Pen last year, said his cousin saw the story and was touched by it.

Clearly overwhelmed and moved by the gesture, Morgan expressed gratitude, as he said the contribution will go a long way in addressing their needs.

"I appreciate that someone saw my need and decided to come and do something about it," he said, even as he gave an update on his wife's condition. "Sometimes the feelings go and come. Me haffi keep strong, 'cause a me a di head of the house. A can't give up. If me give up mi a guh wrong," he said of his resolve to stand by his family, no matter what.

Powell told The Gleaner that their involvement in the family's welfare will not be a one-time thing as both he and his sister will be keeping tabs on them.

"It doesn't stop there, because we intend to give support whenever we can. We intend to assist the family so that the necessaries for school can be bought," he said, adding that this is just the beginning.

Powell, in praising others who have been doing what they can to help the family, said it would be good it other persons can come on board to make life better for them.

He also made the call for persons in other communities to look out for those who are having the same issues or worse.

"I would like to see us supporting each other. If there are needs, you would expect your neighbours to assist you. Do whatever you can to assist your unfortunate neighbour, you don't have to wait until their plight is highlighted," he said.