Sunday 17 November, 2019

'A blessing': Jamaicans in US Navy give back on hospital ship

From left to right:  Lieutenant Commander Devon Foster, Lieutenant Demerce Young, and Ensign Danielle-Rae Walters.

From left to right: Lieutenant Commander Devon Foster, Lieutenant Demerce Young, and Ensign Danielle-Rae Walters.

The USNS Comfort, a 10-floor hospital ship, is presently afloat the Kingston Harbour on a medical-assistance mission.

Aboard the ship are three Jamaicans currently enlisted in the US Navy.

They are nurses, Danielle-Rae Walters and Demerce Young, and chaplain, Devon Foster. They have over 40 years of service collectively.

The three have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to give back to Jamaica.

Watch the video edited by Ramon Lindsay for what the Jamaicans had to say.

Approximately 100 Jamaicans are slated to benefit from a range of surgical procedures aboard the US Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) this week.

Those down for surgery are part of a larger group of over 1,000 persons who are expected to receive basic medical services at the walk-in sites at the Sabina Park in Kingston and the Greater Portmore Health Centre, St Catherine.

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