Bermuda Idol winner home after surgery
A former Bermuda Idol winner who had to be airlifted overseas for life-saving medical treatment has returned home.
Latosha Codrington, a singer in clubs and churches across the island, suffered a heart attack last week and later developed a blood clot.
Ms Codrington, 37, underwent surgery on Wednesday at the Lahey Clinic in Boston and was well enough to fly home yesterday.
Her family launched a fundraising drive to cover her medical expenses, which are expected to be run to more than $100,000.
The mother of three, who is unemployed, has no health insurance.
Francine Lee, Ms Codrington’s aunt, said that the surgery had been successful and that Ms Codrington was expected to make a full recovery.
Ms Lee said: “The operation went well and they discovered the underlying cause of Latosha’s heart attack.
“But she still has a long way to go.”
A GoFundMe page set up by a cousin of Ms Codrington has raised $63,095 towards her medical costs, with 588 people making donations.
Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/air-ambulance-medical-expenses-for-latosha?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet & utm_medium=chat & utm_source=whatsApp