"I really want to get better," Jermaine Barrett told THE STAR last April.
The Mount Salem resident was in fierce battle with chondrosarcoma, a cancerous tumour.
Barrett, a chef, and many well-wishers appealed for help and persons rally to his assistance. Among those who responded was Prime Minister Andrew Holness who assisted in him being sent overseas for treatment.
Following the successful removal by a team of doctors in New York in July, 2016, the 28-year-old Barrett lost his left eye. However, he was still happy at the prospects of returning to a normal, tumour-free life.
But things took a turn for the worst last month when doctors have said they can do no more for him. He was home from hospital and brought back to Jamaica where he spent his last days being cared for by his family.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS TO BARRETT'S DEATH
It was sad yesterday when I learnt of his passing, but yuh know what i took comfort in? I took comfort in the overwhelming support he got from everyone. People from all walks of life. Big people, small people, rich people, poor people. He truly fought hard; I wish this story had a happy ending, but such is life. We will remember him and his family, Rest well Jermaine.
Although it was a long haul, you've fought a hard battle. and its so sad to know that you've lost, I've never met you but I was praying that you have would've pull through. But the good lord wants you to come home to rest, sleep in eternal peace young man my heartfelt condolences to your families an friends
Rest in peace Mr. Barrett. I did not know you personally but your story touch my heart. I was hoping and praying that you would get well BUT i guess God had other plans. ...... Sleep on in perfect peace.
Sleep on Mr Barrett ... your story has touch many of us near and far and I know from I saw your story d first time u received an overwhelming support.....u were in great pain I don't know but I felt it so much as if I knew u ... tears.r our language only God can understand. Condolence to your families and friends S.I. P son
Rest in heaven. He really fought a long hard battle. So many surgeries and such out pour of support from all walks of life. I am truly saddened by this news. Condolences to his family who stood by him
Eddie Frano Francis:
You can see he was a humble youth in his journey with this EVIL thing called cancer. I felt so sad with what he went thru but right now at least he's no longer suffering ... he's resting to meet father God ... REST IN PERFECT PEACE YOUTH
Sometimes death is a relief to many because of the pain Nd suffering that the body was going thru I take comfort in knowing that he's out of the pain Nd suffering, but condolence to his family Nd frenz
simplyhandsome39: May his soul R.I.P. He at peace now. No more pain. My deepest condolences to his friends and family!!
May his soul rest in peace. condolences to his family. I been following his story from last year . I was glad to hear he raised money to help cure the growth. it so sad it wasn't happy ending
U fight to last breath jermaine, my heart goes out to the family.