An­tiguan Teen Flown to Paris for Treat­ment

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL - - Caribbean Me­dia News

A15-year-old An­tiguan girl who was al­legedly set on fire by her mother has been flown to Paris for treat­ment.

Shaveesa Gasper, who in 2015 won a pageant and was crowned Miss Teen Xplo­sion, suf­fered sec­ond and third de­gree burns to about 60 to 80 per­cent of her body.

Lo­cal me­dia re­ports said she was doused with a flammable sub­stance and set alight at her New Winthor­pes home on New Year’s Day.

She had been placed in an in­duced coma and flown out of An­tigua to Mar­tinique but was later trans­ported Paris.

Af­ter the coun­try’s Prime Min­is­ter, Gas­ton Browne, caught wind of the story he made im­me­di­ate prepa­ra­tions to have the teen flown out to Mar­tinique and later France to re­ceive med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

Prime Min­is­ter Gas­ton Browne said that af­ter hear­ing about what had tran­spired, he im­me­di­ately in­structed his Min­is­ters of Health and So­cial Trans­for­ma­tion to uti­lize the

gov­ern­ment’s re­sources to en­sure that she re­ceived the best pos­si­ble care.

Min­is­ter of Health Mol­wyn Joseph said ar­range­ments are be­ing made for im­me­di­ate fam­ily mem­bers to travel to be with Gasper.

The Shaveesa Gasper Page has been set up on Face­book to al­low peo­ple “to share pos­i­tive thoughts with her when she re­cov­ers”.

Shaveesa Gasper wear­ing her Miss Teen Xplo­sion

crown in 2015.

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