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Mother and son knocked down in Lords Bank

GeneralMother and son knocked down in Lords Bank

Tessa Myvett and her son were hit from behind by a car while walking in Lords Bank Village. The Belize City teacher is suffering from several fractures to the hip and will need to be airlifted to the United States within the next ten days.

By Khaila Gentle

LORDS BANK VILLAGE, Belize District, Sun. June 19, 2022

A teacher from the Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning, Ms. Tessa Myvett, is seeking the public’s assistance after she and her five-year-old son were knocked down by a vehicle in Lords Bank Village last Monday. Having suffered multiple fractures on her hip, the Belize City teacher is currently bedridden at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and in need of surgery. Since there is currently no specialist in the country who can perform such surgery, she will soon need to be airlifted to the United States.

According to reports, Myvett and her son had gotten off a bus in Lords Bank Village and were walking along the road when a car slammed into them from behind. While Myvett’s son was not injured, she suffered numerous pelvic fractures.

Myvett’s family, along with the administration of the Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning, are now asking for the public to assist with the mounting medical expenses, including the cost of her being airlifted, which amounts to USD 7,000. 

“Tessa is unable to work during this time and will be out of commission for a long time because of the extensive nature of her injuries and necessary healing time,” wrote the Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning on their official Facebook page.

In addition to the hospital and airlift costs, Myvett will also need to secure funding for her surgery, rehabilitation, and childcare.

Donations to assist Miss Tessa Myvett can be sent to her Atlantic Bank account, account number 211433849, or to the account of Thalia Myvett under account number 211018673.  Persons wishing to assist can also contribute through the family’s GoFundMe account, labeled “Tessa Myvett’s Airlift and Medical Expenses”.

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