The following appeal has gone out for help with medical expenses for a student attacked by a shark in St. Kitts-Nevis:
Hello family and friends, as many of you know, Brook was about to begin her final semester of didactic learning at the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine on the Island of Saint Kitts.
Unfortunately, due to a scuffle with a shark, those plans have changed.
On Saturday, January 9, 2021, Brook was attacked by a tiger shark while on her exercise swim with her Saturday Swim Group. She sustained injuries to her left leg where it attacked, as well as her right hand that she used to fight it off- punching it in the nose and trying to gouge its eyes.
After an amazing rescue by the kayakers and swimmers of the group, the coast guard took her to the hospital for emergency surgery. She has since been transported to Houston where she is being closely monitored.
The recovery process will be tough and lengthy, so we appreciate any donations as expenses are likely to be significant.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Brook cover medical expenses.