Proceeds collected by donations made Open Your Heart Foundation’s 2018 Family Fun Day were presented to well known Bermudian Maria Caisey.
Ms Caisey, who is also the niece of Bermudian entertainer Gene Steede, has been battling cancer; that started in her nasal cavity a few years ago, and has since moved to stage 4 cancer.
Mr Steede’s sister is Ms Caisey’s mother.
Her family has incurred heavy medical expenses for treatment abroad and ongoing care here at home.
Ms Caisey, a former employee at the Department of Marine & Ports; who was also self employed, has one son, who is a prison officer .
The long time Riviera Estates, Southampton resident was full of smiles on receiving the proceeds of donations on Saturday.
Ms Caisey and members of her family were invited to Woody’s for the presentation by lead members of Open Your Heart Foundation, who started the collection at their 2018 Good Friday event at Warren Simmons Field in Sandys.
Another round of collections were made at the club before the presentation was made to Ms Caisey in the presence of family members and host of friends.