UWI student’s body to be flown home

September 15, 2021
Morgan Cannigan
Morgan Cannigan

The body of The University of the West Indies student, Morgan Cannigan, will be flown back to Jamaica for burial after her family was successful in raising US$15,000 that was needed to carry the remains home from the United States of America.

Morgan, 21, a resident of Liberty Hill, St Ann, died on August 29. The final-year student had travelled to the USA to participate in a work and travel summer programme with her twin sister Meagan. While there, she suffered a seizure and died shortly thereafter. It was later found out that she had a brain tumour.

The grieving family established a GoFundMe account to raise US$15,000 to have her body repatriated to Jamaica. Some $15,139 was raised.

"I feel really blessed to have met the goal so that Morgan can finally go home and be buried. I am truly truly thankful for that," Meagan told THE STAR.

A date for the repatriation of Morgan's body has not yet been set. Meagan is beyond grateful to everyone who helped her family to take home their loved one.

"Thanks to everyone who donated, we really appreciate it. We feel blessed and we're really, really thankful for everyone who donated to us in spite of the tragedy," Meagan said.

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