Fashion Designer, Lyndon “Balla” Johnson and the Management of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), yesterday (June 4, 2020) distributed 100 handmade face masks to the cancer patients at the Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Departments. Mr. Johnson said that the initiative is a collaborative effort with his friend, Faith McFarlane who lives in Boston to donate the masks to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Dr. Natalie Whylie, Senior Medical Officer, KPH, expressed sincere gratitude to Balla on behalf of the patients who are at most risks to the virus for his generosity.
Dr. Whylie, further emphasised the importance of wearing masks in public space and observing the protocols outlined by the Government of Jamaica. She was speaking during a brief distribution exercise of the masks to the staff.
Mr. Johnson has over thirty years of experience in the Fashion Industry. He is also known for making Capleton’s outfits and for designing outfits on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall.