Charlestown, Nevis – Miss Tracey Parris, sister of Lea Parris-Cambridge, has confirmed the passing of her dear sister.
According to her facebook post, Lea passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Thames Valley Hospice in England.
Lea Parris –Cambridge was one brave soul, who after being diagnosed with cancer, decided that she was not going to go down without a fight and through dietary changes, regular exercise, water, rest, various treatments and her ultimate trust in God, survived for many years after her diagnosis and was the creator and founder of the Pink Lily Cancer Foundation, which has helped many similarly afflicted individuals and family members cope with the dreaded scourge.
In more recent years, she was further diagnosed with stage four cancer, which is a virtual death sentence, but even then Lea fought on bravely and defied the odds for several more years until she finally succumbed.
She will be fondly remembered for her warm smile, her ever giving and sharing spirit, and for her pioneering work and efforts in fighting the deadly disease.
Minister of Health on Nevis, Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, on learning of Lea’s demise, wrote:
‘Words cannot express how saddened I am by the passing of such a dear soul. She would have impacted the lives of many and for that we are eternally grateful. Sleep on in PEACE my dear Sister……Sleep on in Eternal PEACE.’