Birthday boys surrounded by love
Although unable to share the excitement of their second birthday with their mother Melissa Eastmond, the twin sons of the young woman who died in her sleep last month were able to celebrate the day surrounded by love.
Jaden and Jaylen were treated to a party at the King George V Memorial Park last Saturday, organized by charity organizations the Love Day Project, and Making It Against The Odds Foundation.
The twins were joined by family members, including their nine-month-old sister Jelissa, and friends from their Work Hall, St Philip community.
It was a lovely day for an outdoor party – the kind that relatives said the boys’ late mother wanted to give them. There was live entertainment as well as jumping tents and a clown who created fancy designs with balloons and played musical chairs with the boys.
The organizers said they were grateful to the many individuals and companies who had contributed to the event.
The children’s grandmother, Cora Eastmond, told Barbados TODAY she could not find the words to express how it felt to see her grandchildren smiling and playing.
“This is unbelievable. I could not do this for the children and I know Melissa would be happy to see this. Thank you to everybody who did this for the boys, we really appreciate it,” she said.
Musician Terry Mexican Arthur, one of the key people behind the Love Day Project, said the two organizations have been helping the family behind the scenes to ensure the children’s lives are comfortable. He said he welcomed individuals and companies with a desire to assist the worthy cause in some way. (AH)