Relatives of unresponsive Rose Hall cyclist hoping for miracle

The relatives of 15-year-old Rose Hall champion cyclist Beyonce Ross, who is in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital, are hoping for a miracle as the teen remained unresponsive in the Intensive Care Unit up to press time yesterday.

Her mother, Yonette Clarke, told Stabroek News yesterday that the family is not giving up hope and is praying for a miracle for the young child.

The woman stressed, that her daughter is a fighter despite how “tiny (and) young” she is and, therefore, the family is refusing to lose hope.

The three-time junior gold medal cycling champion fell ill in early February. After an MRI scan, it was discovered that Ross had a tumour in her brain.  Ross found out last Monday that her tumour was not cancerous but as the family was preparing for Ross to undergo surgery to remove it, her condition suddenly worsened on Thursday.

The teen was rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after which she was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where doctors said she was “brain dead.”

Her mother, father and brothers are all by her side at the city hospital, where she is said to be on a life support machine.

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