Author, economist, former parliamentarian, radio host and equal rights advocate Dr. Morgan Job is in a fight for his life.
Job has been diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer and needs help with covering his medical expenses.
According to a GoFundMe account created for Job, he remains optimistic and continues to soldier on daily despite doctors giving him six months to live.
Job quoted the following verse from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, when he was told of the doctors' diagnosis:
“Cowards die many times before their deaths.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.”
Job is known for his straight-talking, hard-hitting analysis of the political and social landscapes in Trinidad and Tobago, and spent much of his life trying to change the culture of the country by educating and uplifting the minds of his fellow citizens.
However, his illness has placed a great financial burden on his family.
The GoFundMe account is seeking to raise US$50,000, which will be used to assist in the purchase of medications, as well as to cover his doctors’ appointments, travel, and daily caregiving expenses.
Family, friends, colleagues, peers, elders, good Samaritans near and far, and those who may have been inspired by his lifelong efforts, are being asked to kindly make a financial contribute towards his cause. No amount is too small and any sum you are able to contribute will be a blessing.
Support can also be made via the purchase of copies of his book “Think Again”, as well as his shorter writings; "Police Reform and Performance Management: Crime, The Derby Report and History", which are on sale. For inquiries about these and other writings, and for those who wish to do more than make a donation, please contact his daughter Dzifa Job at email@example.com.
Contributions can also be made locally to Morgan Job at First Citizens Bank, Trinidad & Tobago. Account #860377.
Job first entered Parliament in 1997 as the Member for Tobago East, where he served as Minister of Tobago Affairs and later as Minister in the Ministry of Finance.