Antigua’s Soca Diva, Claudette “CP” Peters, is among several people who are using social media to solicit support from the public to contribute to the medical fund-raiser for the benefit of Wonnetta Corbin-Smith who was recently diagnosed with stage 3-4 Gastric Adenocarcinoma – cancer of the stomach.
Peters made an emotional plea in a Facebook Live video that was posted on her personal social media page. In the video, the teary-eyed singer explained that Corbin-Smith, who she described as her sister, is in
the hospital fighting for her life.
“Seeing her in a hospital bed fighting for her life is not an easy thing and that woman is so strong. She has four children. She is not a perfect woman, but she is very strong,” Peters said.
She said something could be done to improve Corbin-Smith’s condition, but financial support is needed for this to be accomplished.
People wishing to contribute to Corbin-Smith’s medical fund could do so by visiting www.gofundme.
com/help-wonetta-conquer-cancer-hwcc to access a Go Fund Me page which was launched 15 days ago for her benefit.
“I am here to ask you guys to help. I want to do this because medical is so expensive and seems that it is only the people that have it financially will get access to quality treatment. I am asking each one of you, even if you put $10 or even $5; little, little full basket,” Peters said.
The soca singer said about a month ago a very close friend died from another illness and she is doing everything in her power to save her sister, Corbin-Smith.
To date, 104 people have pledged $4,805 to the Go Fund Me page. The goal is $20,000.
According to information posted on the page, Corbin-Smith has been hospitalized numerous times and even underwent surgery to remove the majority of the tumor in her stomach, but, unfortunately, the doctors were unable to remove the entire tumor. She now needs treatment as soon as possible and is expected to undergo chemo/radiation therapy and possibly other treatments as well.
The family said the current fundraising efforts will cover and supplement chemotherapy, chemo radiation, second opinions and molecular testing from a couple of cancer research hospitals outside of Antigua, organic meal provision, alternative therapies (clinical psychology, etc), vitamins and supplements, and miscellaneous treatment costs (co-pays, transportation, etc.)
Corbin-Smith has dedicated most of her life to charity and the wellbeing of others, the family said.