Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Dr Morgan Job has pancreatic cancer, seeks donations for treatment

Dr. Morgan Job has been diagnosed with last stage pancreatic cancer and is seeking donations to assist with medical expenses. 

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to raise the funds for the ailing radio host and former politician who has been given six months to live. 

The Go Fund Me target is US$50,000. 

"This sudden news and ominous prognosis have shaken the Job family to the core, but as head, Dr. Job continues to be optimistic and brave as he now fights a daily battle to live," the family wrote on the Go Fund Me account.  

The family said that Dr. Job often says that he never used his voice to promote himself or to earn a lot of money as he spent much of his life trying to change the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, educating and uplifting the minds of his fellow citizens.

"As a result, his illness has placed a great financial burden on his family. We are setting up this account in hopes that all who have been touched and inspired by him; family, friends, colleagues, peers, elders, good samaritans near and far, can help us mitigate the financial burden incurred by Dr. Job’s illness. At this time the family desperately needs funds to assist in the purchase of medications, as well as to cover his doctors’ appointments, travel, and 24x7 caregiving expenses.

The family is also asking the public to donate through purchases of Dr Job's books 'Think Again' and his shorter writings "Police Reform and Performance Management: Crime, The Derby Report and History".

Contributions can also be made locally to Morgan Job at First Citizens Bank, Trinidad & Tobago. Account #860377.

An outspoken personality for many years, Dr Job entered Parliament in May of 1997 as the Member for Tobago East, having won a bye-election after ANR Robinson was elected President of the Republic.

He served as Minister of Tobago Affairs and later as Minister in the Ministry of Finance. He also acted in several ministerial capacities including Minister of National Security.  

For further enquiries contact his daughter Dzifa Job at dzifanjob@gmail.com.  


 

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