Candlelight vigil held for 4 – year – old Jaden Mars

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A grieving mother, Natalie Caseley (center) holds a candle at the vigil in front of the Georgetown Public Hospital. [iNews' Photo]
A grieving mother, Natalie Caseley (center) holds a candle at the vigil in front of the Georgetown Public Hospital. [iNews’ Photo]

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A small group of just about forty persons, comprising predominantly of women gathered on Friday (December 4) outside the Georgetown Public Hospital in solidarity of 4- year – old Jaden Mars who died at the institution earlier in the week.

As scattered showers passed over the area, the group stood in the vicinity of the Accident and Emergency department holding lit candles and singing hymns.

Some of those gathered were known to young Mars while others merely came in solidarity after hearing of the lad’s death.

Mars died from a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (Pulmonary Embolism), according to a post mortem examination which was conducted on Wednesday (December 11).

Mars died at the GPHC on Tuesday December 10, after spending six days at the institution on life support. His mother Natalie Caseley had speculated that her son might have been overdosed or the right procedures may not have been followed. He was taken to the institution on Wednesday, December 4 for stitches, after biting his tongue during a fall.

“I’m not going to stop until justice is served, not just for Jaden but for everyone else in the past who similar things had happened to and no body stood up thinking that it’s the government and you can’t win the government… It’s not about winning the government; it is about them opening their eyes to do what is right,” the lad’s mother, Natalie Caseley lamented.

The incident has led Officials at the GPHC to launch a probe into the circumstances surround Mars’ death. Mars is scheduled to be buried early next week.

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