Martinique Doctor Balks At Removing Bullet From Saint Lucian Boy’s Skull

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A Saint Lucian boy who left here last week with his mother for Martinique to get a bullet removed from his skull, will return home without undergoing an operation.

Yan Henry’s mother, Renata Henry, told St Lucia Times they visited the Doctor on Friday.

“The Doctor said he could remove the bullet, but where the bullet is lodged it’s very risky,” she explained.

“So Yan will be able to live with the bullet but just in case in the future he is having pain, we can book an appointment to see what can be done,” the mother disclosed.

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Renata urged Saint Lucians to continue praying for the family.

“I just want to thank them and ask them to continue praying for Yan and not forget about him, because I believe the prayers they have offered for him are working miracles,” she stated.

But she asserted that the family needs some more miracles.

She said the situation was hurting her a lot.

Her son has lost vision in one eye and had a prosthetic one implanted by doctors here.

Yan, who is now ten years old, who was shot in the eye in October this year at Ciceron, Castries.

He was nine years old at the time of the incident.

It had been said that someone was playing with a gun that went off, resulting in the injury.

But his mother disclosed  in an interview shortly after the incident that her child was held by the neck and a gun was put to the boy’s temple.

She told St Lucia Times that the weapon discharged.

“He is heartless to do a child that,” Henry said of the male individual whom she disclosed had accosted her son.

Police arrested Kyle Austin, 18, of Ciceron, Castries in connection with the incident and charged him with maiming.

Headline photo: Renata Henry and son about to board ferry for Martinique on Friday, December 4, 2020 (Courtesy Hot 7 News)

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