Arrangements in place to fly home body of 7-Y-0 burn victim


The body of seven-year-old Shaniya Persaud who sustained 97% burns to her body during a fire at her Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara home on August 5, will be flown home next week.

The Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA) – a non-profit Organisation that helped to evacuate her for emergency treatment in the U.S. –on Saturday announced that all required postmortem procedures were completed and Shaniya’s body has been released from the hospital to the funeral home in the United States.

The organisation said the body will be transported to Guyana on September 19 and will be at Sandy’s Funeral Home in Georgetown, after which her family will arrange her funeral.

After a long and hard fight, Shaniya passed away on September 8.

SHEA said that doctors tried everything possible to treat the little girl, but she also had internal injuries that were difficult to treat.

Her mother, Samantha Gayadin accompanied her when she was evacuated and never left her side throughout her treatment.

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