New setback for 'DV' Hayles

October 05, 2016
Donovan Hayles

General manager of Harbour View Football Club, Clyde Jureidini, has revealed that former player Donovan 'DV' Hayles who has been ailing with prostate cancer since August, suffered a heart attack two weeks ago.

Jureidini told STAR Sports yesterday that Hayles, a former Kingston College and national goalkeeper, was in good spirits when he spoke to him on Tuesday but is facing a massive medical bill because of his recent ailments.




Jureidini has called on friends of football in Jamaica, and the Diaspora, to help finance the GoFund cause which has been set up to aid the ailing former footballer and coach.

"We are trying to assist him mentally and financially," said Jureidini, noting: "Anybody can contribute from here in Jamaica, and in the United States."

Hayles was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August. He did initial tests here and then went to the United States with members of his family for further tests.

According to Jureidini, one of Hayles' former Harbour View and Kingston College team-mates, who is 'like a brother' to him organised the GoFund initiative.

"The Gofund was initiated by Michael 'Fat Eye' Thompson. We encourage everybody to offer up prayers for him, in addition to contributions through any one of the funds that have been set up locally or internationally to help him, because he will need that," the Harbour View general manager said.

There is also a local Scotiabank account in the name Donovan Hayles, # 970316, where persons can donate.

Jureidini said that Hayles' medical bills could reach as high as Ja$7 million.

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