Reggae For Cure concert set to benefit double amputee
Help is on the way for 22-year-old Jasmine Greenfield, a Hanover woman whose arms were allegedly chopped off by her estranged husband, Justin Cisceron, last February.
Brian West, operator of Paine Willie Fish and Jerk Restaurant in Florida, said he was greatly moved by the brutal attack on her and knew he had to offer his support.
Come March 17, West and his team will be spearheading a benefit concert, Reggae for Cure, in West Palm Beach. This event raises funds for critical services that our residents need, and it promotes awareness about sickle cell disease and domestic violence.
"This is actually our second year. It started after my best friend, Junior Black, lost his best friend to sickle cell on the day that they were supposed to host a concert. He decided to carry on his memory through this. This year, we will be assisting this young lady to get prosthetic arms," he said.
Reports are that the couple got married in 2015 and separated in December of 2016. Cisceron allegedly attacked the woman as she walked to work. He was later arrested in St James.
Greenfield, who was two months pregnant at the time, gave birth to a daughter in September.
West told the WESTERN STAR that the Reggae for Cure movement is in the process of acquiring travel documents for Greenfield to visit the United States for treatment.
"We are trying to raise the funds to get her and her children to Florida. Hopefully, they will be here by February to get her prosthetic fitted," West said.
This year's Reggae For Cure concert will be headlined by Third World.