Peter Nygard’s benevolence in the Bahamas
It’s a sunny and beautiful day in The Bahamas, but not for the icon of Bahamian Junkanoo culture, Winston Gus Cooper. The Doctor’s pronouncement? “It’s a brain tumor.” Everyone immediately sprung into action. The situation is dire. Gus needs to be airlifted to Florida for immediate surgery.
But there’s a problem. The hospital requires $250 thousand dollars to admit this icon to the hospital. “Get the Prime Minister on the line!” Prime Minister Christie laments the situation—it’s a Sunday afternoon. Despite his best efforts, he cannot mobilize his Government to gather the resources on a Sunday. His suggestion? Call Peter Nygard.
Meanwhile, fashion mogul Peter Nygard is out on the ocean enjoying the beautiful day. He is racing a sailboat in a regatta with the great Bahamian musician and sloop sailor, ‘King Eric’ Gibson. But of course, the humanitarian, Peter Nygard will help!
Nygard instructs his daughter Bianca to grab the paperwork, jump into a small boat, and head out to sea to meet him. There, on the deck of a sailboat, Peter Nygard signs the documents providing $250 thousand dollars for Bahamian Icon, Winston Gus Cooper, to be airlifted to Florida to receive immediate brain surgery. This, for a man he had never met before!
Yet, this is only one of several instances of Peter Nygard’s benevolence. Carlos Mackey tells a similar story. Motivator and Youth Developer, Carlos Mackey was afflicted with cancer and Mr. Nygard had only recently met him. Nygard took Carlos Mackey for treatment to one of the best clinics there is—the Mayo Clinic in the United States. Peter Nygard paid for everything and even stayed with Carlos during the surgery. The cost? Over $200 thousand dollars.
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