Lydia says thanks

27/05/10: Lydia says Thanks by Curtis Morton

Former athlete, Lydia Jacobs—Pemberton is thanking God for a miracle in her life, She recently returned from Cuba where she was scheduled to undergo surgery due to what was diagnosed as kidney complications.

While in Cuba, certain specific tests were completed and all of the results returned negative, miraculously giving her a clean bill of health.  According to her Mom, the Doctors were dumbfounded and confused as there was no apparent logical explanation for the sudden change in her state of health but Lydia’s Mom is convinced that God has performed a miracle in her life.
She contributes this to the numerous prayers said by Lydia, her family members, church members and hundreds of individuals who she knows were praying on her behalf.  Lydia wants to express her deepest gratitude to all those persons who not only contributed financially to her trip but also to all those who prayed for her recovery.
She is now back home and no longer undergoing the intense pain that she previously experienced and is now not only walking but jogging again.


12/05/10:  Lydia off to Cuba

Mrs. Lydia Jacobs-Pemberton left Nevis on Thursday 6th May en route to Cuba where she will undergo an operation in an attempt to rectify a kidney disorder.

The ailing former athlete extends heartfelt thanks to the Nevis Island Government for its outstanding assistance and to members of the general public who gave generously after a passionate plea was made on her behalf.


According to family members, the general public responded positively to the athlete’s call for help.  They not only gave cash but many persons offered prayers and supportive words that meant quite a lot.

The general public is kindly asked to continue to pray for the well being of the athlete as she goes through her period of trial.


Account established for athlete in need

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – A bank account has been opened at the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank for Lydia Jacobs-Pemberton, a former Nevisian sprint queen who is in desperate need of an operation related to kidney complications.

Pemberton is a former champion at the Charlestown Secondary School and competed nationally for Nevis, both locally and at the Leeward Islands level, in events ranging from the 100m to the 400m. However, the young lady recently grew severely ill and now seeks medical treatment.

A costly operation in Cuba is needed for Pemberton and an appeal was made to the public for financial assistance last Friday (Apr. 23). In keeping with this initiative, an account numbered 21223512 was established at National Bank in the name of Pemberton and her husband Lester.

Support has already been pledged by the Nevis Island Administration and the Nevis Amateur Athletics Association, but NAAA President Lester Blackett asked the general public to give “generously” toward the former sprinter’s wellbeing.

“Today could be Lydia, and tomorrow it could be another one of us,” he was quoted as saying in press statement.

Persons interested in contributing toward the worthy cause may also call Eli James at 664-9734 or Imelda Grant at 665-0218 to arrange a donation.

According to Nevis Sports Page, “family members have received numerous calls from persons pledging their assistance and wishing the past athlete a speedy recovery” since the appeal was first made. The general public has been asked to continue their strong support as Pemberton works toward recovery.

Former Star Athlete, Lydia Jacob - Pemberton in need of help

Former star athlete on Nevis, Lydia Jacobs-Pemberton is presently in need of financial assistance which would help in alleviating cost for an urgently required operation to deal with kidney complications.

Lydia was a former champion sprinter at the Charlestown Secondary School and majored in events ranging from the 100 meters up to the 400 meters.

President of the Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (NAAA), Mr. Lester Blackett, fondly remembers her as an outstanding athlete who represented Nevis in inter island meets in St. Kitts and also represented Nevis at Leeward Islands meets.

According to information received from family members, the proposed operation will be conducted in Cuba and even though she is expecting assistance from the Nevis Island Administration, the overall cost of the operation and related expenses will be extremely high.

In light of this an appeal is being made to members of the general public to as far as possible, make contributions towards the recovery efforts of the beautiful Nevisian lass.

Persons interested in making contributions can contact Mr. Eli James at telephone number 664-9739 or Ms Imelda Grant at telephone number 665-0218.

Members of the general public are kindly asked to give generously as the past athlete goes through her moment of crisis.
The Nevis Amateur Athletic Association's efforts on her behalf will be announced shortly.