(CMR) Popular Jamaican barber Mark Cole (46) (Genius) is in a dire state after having a major stroke on July 26 and a GoFundMe page has been set up to assist with his medical expenses.
His sister explains that Genius, as so many affectionately called him, remains in intensive care in a coma at Health City. Apparently, this is his third stroke and worse to date. The other two strokes occurred over the past two years.
He also had a pacemaker implanted in his heart last year. Once he comes out of the ICU his doctor has recommended that he goes to the United States for a 2-3 year rehabilitation and recovery process. The recovery is expected to be long and arduous as he has to learn to walk, talk, eat and use his limbs all over again. Apparently, he will also require open-heart surgery in the future once a donor is found.
Genius at work at the barbershop on Eastern Avenue for years and has a reputation for taking his barbering skills extremely seriously. He is very skilled at intricate designs on both his male and female clients.
Anyone able to assist with the GoFundMe page is encouraged to do so.