Crash victim on the mend

Nakisha Shepherd, the lone survivor from last Sunday’s tragic car crash, which claimed the lives of four young women, is showing signs of improvement.

Nakisha Shepherd
Nakisha Shepherd

According to Shepherd’s father Richard Holder, the 23-year-old, who has been in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital since the accident, was now moving some of her limbs.

He said while she had suffered a concussion, received a gash to her face along with minor injuries to her hands, he was happy she had survived the ordeal.

“So far she is slowly recovering. She is moving her foot and her hands and the swelling is going down. Between Sunday and today she has shown great improvement . . . . I told her I love her and she squeezed my finger. I told her that she is daddy’s little girl and I said that daddy is here and that I would always be there with her and she squeezed my thumb.

“It made me feel great because there is hope,” he said.

Holder said he was thankful for the outpouring of support he had received from Barbados and overseas and he was confident that with continued prayer, his daughter would make a full recovery.

Cousins Shakira Shepherd, 22, and Shameka Shepherd, 23, along with 18-year-old Carey Brathwaite and Waveney Johnson, 25, died in the accident at Two Mile Hill, St Michael.

A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow in Long Bay, St Philip in remembrance of the four women.

7 Responses to Crash victim on the mend

  1. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley October 31, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Hopes she continues to improve..

  2. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne October 31, 2015 at 5:27 am

    God bless you, child. Just keep holding on to faith and He will guide you through.

  3. Marcia Clarke October 31, 2015 at 8:20 am

    There is hope!

  4. kathy ann nicholls October 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Keep the faith the recovery is going to be slow but good results is a better out come may the grace of God rest upon you and her

  5. Dwayne small October 31, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I’m happy to see she is pulling true , wish her all the best in her recovery

  6. Alfred Shepherd November 1, 2015 at 7:48 am

    We are praying for you. We send our prayer out from the Shepherd Family of New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virgina. You have a whole generation of Shepherds praying for you and the Family. We are the parents and Grand Children of James Agustus Shepherd born in St. Phillips.

  7. Bostonian November 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I pray God let his light shine upon her, blessings


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