Thursday, September 29, 2022

GoFundMe Launched For Victim Of Caribbean Shark Attack

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The sister of a woman whom a shark attacked in the Caribbean, has launched a GoFundMe page.

Paige Toussaint said she is the older sister of the victim, Brook Toussaint.

And she set up the GoFundMe page to help with Brook’s medical expenses.

A shark attacked Brook who is a Ross University student.

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She was kayaking and swimming with a group of other students in Saint Kitts & Nevis on January 9.

The GoFundMe post said because of the attack, the damage to Brook’s leg is too much to repair.

“So they had to amputate,” according to the post.

The victim was about to begin her final semester of didactic learning at the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine on the Island of Saint Kitts.

But she is since returned to the United States after medical officials in Saint Kitts & Nevis iinitially treated her for the Tiger shark bite.

As of Saturday, the GoFundMe page had raised over $57,000.

The goal is $100,000.

Last month, a 38-year-old tourist died after a shark attack off the coast of St Martin.

However, officials say such attacks are rare.

Nevertheless, they explain that sharks are coming closer to shore to look for food.

And one official has blamed climate change for the development.

““If something looks like food they will attack,” Saint Kitts & Nevis Director of Marine Resources Marc Williams told WINN. 

Headline photo caption: Brook Toussaint (GoFundMe image)

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