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Slain superdad’s daughter loses cancer battle

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:34 AM

Alesha Nelson, daughter of Conroy, who was brutally gunned down in September 2016 in the Farm/Effortville community of Clarendon, has lost her battle with cancer.

Her great-aunt Dolmina Mills told The Gleaner that she got the news on Monday afternoon.

“I am so sad, but we did all that we could have done. I am so happy that she was baptised last week, so I am convinced her soul is all right,” she said.

Mills said that Alesha’s twin sister, Alecia, was being counselled leading up to her sister’s death.

“Alesha put up a fight … we all did,” she sighed.

Alesha’s story was shared in both The Gleaner and The Star with readers assisting Mills as she tried to give her the medical care she urgently needed.

The twins were adopted recently and went to live in North Carolina with their adoptive parents. Alesha went straight to the hospital to receive medical care.

“I am still thankful to all those who came on board and assisted on this journey. I am convinced that without your help, she wouldn’t have reached this far,” she said, adding that she will now have to find a way to move on, but she is happy her grandniece has finally been set free from pain.