Akeem Bloomfield pleads for help for mother diagnosed with breast cancer

By April 21, 2021

Akeem Bloomfield, the 2019 World Championship 400m finalist has started a gofundme account hoping to raise funds for surgery for his mother Elizabeth Palmer, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.

Bloomfield, a former Kingston College star athlete, announced the tragic news on his Instagram account today, revealing that his mother had been hiding her condition for the past three years.

“I found out on Sunday morning that my mom has stage-4 breast cancer that has spread to her bones,” he said.

“She was first diagnosed in 2018 but she kept this information from her children because she was protecting us. Her cancer has broken down her spine so bad that she is now paralyzed from the waist down.

She has to undergo surgery to fix her spine before she starts chemotherapy in the hopes of saving her life. The medical expenses are a lot and me and my family will be doing as much as we can to help remedy the situation, however, the medical bills are too much for us to handle alone.”

He directed his followers to the link on his Instagram page that will lead to the gofundme account which is www.gofundme.com/f/9hzsg-help-us-save-our-mom?

“Any support helps even if it’s just sharing the gofundme and whispering a word of prayer for her,” the distraught athlete pleaded.

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