UK-based Guyanese fulfils lifelong dream with opening of Jamie’s Home

– honours late son

Debra Rostron and her late son Jamie at the Kaieteur Falls during Jamie’s first and only visit to Guyana.

Debra Rostron was just 17 when she departed Guyana to study in Canada. Three years later she was married and living in the United Kingdom. Fast forward ten years, and she was a struggling single mother – a situation she believes led to her older child having mental health issues, which coupled with a failing system resulted in him taking his life ten years ago.

But through all of life’s turns and twists Rostron always had a passion to help the vulnerable and so while she fought to help her son she was also fighting to have a home for children in need. Losing a child is difficult for any parent, but when it is suicide the pain could be more as there are many unanswered questions. Rostron said she never allowed herself to become consumed and did not give up on her dream, one that she believes eventually became her son’s.

It has been a long journey but tomorrow Rostron will officially opened the doors of her home at Ruby, East Bank Essequibo, named for her son Jamie. Jamie’s Home….


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