I went to Exuma on Monday, September 13 to assist in the election of Hon. I. Chester Cooper, now the deputy prime minister and minister of tourism, investment and aviation.
After visiting friends and voters on Monday and Tuesday, I became quite ill.
I had planned to visit the Exuma Cays on Wednesday and spend the night at Black Point.
My friend, Daniel Strachan, became concerned for the safety of my health and took me to the hospital in Georgetown where I was attended by the attending physician, Dr. Lakeisha Pinder.
Dr. Pinder considered it best that I should be airlifted to Nassau for treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital.
The caring doctors, nurses and support staff at Princess Margaret Hospital provided excellent, attentive, and very kind treatment.
May God continue to bless and care for them as they care for all our people.
I am also most grateful for the concern and affection I received from family and friends. May God richly bless them all.
Though I am still in hospital, I am very much on the mend and am looking forward to an early visit to Exuma to celebrate with all Exumians.
— George Smith