Ms Jestina Harper with CM Eugene receiving certificates of recognition.
Workplace of Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene on Thursday honored Jamaican constituent Jestina Harper with a Certificates of Recognition and a Congratulatory Letter on her 99th birthday shortly after she obtained her second COVID-19 vaccine shot at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers School.
“I’m actually honored to have a good time Ms. Jestina Harper’s 99th birthday together with her this morning,” Dr. Eugene, who represents the 40th Council District in Brooklyn, advised Caribbean Life afterwards. “This can be a fantastic second for Ms. Harper and her household, and a reminder of why it will be significant for all eligible New Yorkers to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, in order that we will recuperate from this pandemic.
“The novel coronavirus and its variants stay a critical menace to public well being, so it’s encouraging to have a good time these milestone events the place we acknowledge the perseverance of our most at-risk residents who are actually protected against this illness,” he added.
In response to Tangier Harper, Ms. Harper’s granddaughter, her grandmother migrated from Jamaica within the early Seventies and has lived in her present Flatbush condominium for over 45 years.
She stated her grandmother spent most of her life as a caregiver and retired as a house well being aide “properly into her 80s, whereas persevering with to be the matriarch of our household that at the moment consists of all 5 of her youngsters, 29 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
“She stays an avid storyteller and nonetheless enjoys conserving busy,” stated Tangier Harper. “She’s shy, however a fierce advocate for these she loves and what she cares about.”
Eugene stated: “I wish to commend and thank her for her a few years of service within the healthcare discipline, and for being an unimaginable position mannequin for the neighborhood.
“Could God bless her and her household with continued well being and happiness,” the council member added.