Ronald Bobb, 74, of 53 Stone Avenue, Blygezight
Gardens, Georgetown, is appealing to the public
for donations to assist him with the cost of his
heart surgery in the sum of $1.7M.
He only has $150,000 to date and is using
medications that are also very costly until he
acquires the needed amount to have the surgery.
According to Bobb, while he was exercising on
the seawalls last month he felt a sharp pain in
the left side of his chest and down the arm and
He said that he lay on the ground for a period and
later managed to cross the road to hire a taxi
that later carried him to the Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Bobb disclosed at the hospital, that he visited
the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI) where he later
discovered that the left side of his heart was
enlarged and three vessels were blocked.
He added that after receiving an ECG, Dr. Singh
recommended that more tests be done and he would
need to have a surgery.
“I never made claims to NIS and an official at
NIS said that if I had made claims before I was 60
I would have qualified.” Bobb said.
He further added that the tests to be done are
Echocardiogram, $16,000, Angiogram $240,000, First
stent $832,000 and each additional stent $624,000.
Bobb revealed that he also had a stroke on his
left side and is a diabetic. He needs any
assistance that can be given to him from any
He further said that anyone willing to assist him
can make donations at an account at GBTI, the
number is 262538-2 at the main branch in water
street Georgetown, and his telephone number is
Sunday, March 07, 2010