Dwayne Flowers probably went to work on Wednesday just like millions of us do every day. Even in Belize, things like that are routine. But his day took a sudden and horrific turn for the worse, when a propane tank at a job site he was working at exploded.
Dwayne received 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 85% of his body. He was immediately air lifted to the Belize Medical Center in Belize City, but no hospital in Belize is set up to provide the critical care treatment he needs immediately. So a very generous sponsor agreed to guarantee a $22,000+ USD plane ride so he could seek treatment in the United States.
Dwayne and his wife, Cindy Herrmann Flowers, an American citizen who relocated to Belize two years ago from Dallas, TX, left early yesterday evening, and have arrived safely at the Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, where some kind doctor has agreed to sponsor Dwayne’s treatment.
However, that leaves the matter of the two airplane rides, the Belize Medical Associates bills, as well as living expenses for Cindy while she remains at her husband’s side. The community of Placencia has pulled together like any Belizean community does in times of crisis, but more help is still greatly needed.
I can’t do much personally myself beyond the donation I have made, however, I can use the power of this blog, and the amount of people it reaches worldwide to ask that if you have any charity in your heart, please see your way clear to help the Flowers family, and especially Dwayne, in their time of need.
We have set up a Donation Website for Dwayne that can be found here: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/dwayne-flower-s-burn-victim-fundraiser/70857
Donations can be made in two other ways. If you live in the States, a Paypal donation can be made to email@example.com. If you have an account in Belize, you can deposit or transfer your donation to Atlantic Bank, Cindy and Dwayne Flowers, Acct #211244321. If either of those are not an option, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch with someone who can assist in giving you information for an account Cindy has in the States.
For more details on this story, please visit this site: http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/87658
Also, a Facebook Group has been created for those wishing to follow Dwayne’s progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/425048180943025/
Thank you in advance to all of you who choose to contribute. And if you do nothing else, please keep Dwayne and his family in your thoughts and prayers.