The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Dig­i­cel, in keep­ing with its Car­ing Con­nec­tions man­date to pro­vide in­ter­ven­tion and as­sis­tance to in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies with spe­cial needs in St Lu­cia, was happy to join the birth­day cel­e­bra­tions of Judy Blon­dell, a mem­ber of the spe­cial needs com­mu­nity.

Judy Blon­dell is a young and vi­va­cious mother who led a very ac­tive and re­ward­ing life with her fam­ily be­fore tragedy struck. She be­came a vic­tim of a shoot­ing in­ci­dent which took place in the city cir­cuit on her way to work. This un­fore­seen mis­for­tune ul­ti­mately changed her life for­ever.

Be­ing left par­a­lyzed and un­able to walk, Judy kept a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and never gave up. Never as­cer­tain­ing the rea­son be­hind the shoot­ing, Judy vowed not to be­come a vic­tim of her un­for­tu­nate cir­cum­stance. Be­ing a nat­u­ral fighter, she pulled through her or­deal a stronger in­di­vid­ual and ev­ery year, for the past four years since the in­ci­dent, has cel­e­brated her sur­vival.

A res­i­dent of Babon­neau, Blon­dell was a woman whose in­de­pen­dence was al­ways at the fore­front of her mind. She loved tak­ing care of her­self and spe­cially en­joyed the out­doors for peace­ful re­lax­ation and fresh air. To ac­com­mo­date her, Dig­i­cel con­structed a strong and sturdy ramp with rails lead­ing from her home to the out­doors.

It has been one year since the ramp was built and Judy is do­ing great. No longer hav­ing the fear of ven­tur­ing out­side, Judy was very ex­cited about cel­e­brat­ing her birth­day out­doors with her fam­ily. Dig­i­cel joined Judy and her fam­ily to cel­e­brate her birth­day and de­liv­ered her a very spe­cial gift. Know­ing how this young woman de­fied all odds and kept a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to life, Dig­i­cel de­cided once again to come to her aid and present her with a brand new 4G ca­pa­ble Blu Life Play hand­set for her birth­day.

Over­whelmed with emo­tion an elated Judy ex­claimed, “I am so blessed and pleased that Dig­i­cel is here to help me once again. I love the hand­set and ap­pre­ci­ate it very much. I was desperately in need of a phone for some time now and it warms my heart to know that I no longer have to worry about it as Dig­i­cel has come to my res­cue.”

The man­age­ment and staff of Dig­i­cel wish Judy a happy birth­day and hope she en­joys her new hand­set which will keep her con­nected to her friends and fam­ily.

Ms Blon­dell with her new Dig­i­cel Blu Life Play hand­set

and birth­day cake.

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