By Demion McTair. Updated 8:52 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves revealed today (September 9), that his wife Eloise Gonsalves and one of his sons, Adam Gonsalves are ill.
Mrs. Gonsalves “has a cyst growing on her spine,” the Prime Minister said on NBC Radio.
“We’ve known for a few months and we’ve had it investigated, ” Dr. Gonsalves said.
The prime minister said a neurosurgeon in Cuba was consulted, along with one in Trinidad, and an American of Indian descent who is a top neurosurgeon and who the family knows.
The prime minister said the situation is “potentially debilitating, the way the cyst has grown”.
“It causes great discomfort and she could end up in a wheelchair, ” he said, adding that it is “tricky business” and “one hopes for the best”.
He said he is making arrangements to travel for about a week or so to accompany Mrs. Gonsalves who will be seeking treatment.
As for Adam, who is his second son, he said the 38-year-old has been struck by a debilitating cancer.
He said he has to be strong for them, referring to his wife and his son, and also for the country.
First Lady Gonsalves
Eloise Gonsalves, a Trinidadian-born, is a professional interior designer.
She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a B.A (honours) in English and French literature. She also holds an Associate Degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Searchlight Newspaper reports.
Mrs. Gonsalves is Dr. Gonsalves’ second wife and they share three children together.