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Family Man’s daughter Aiesha defends setting up GoFundMe

Family Man’s daughter Aiesha defends setting up GoFundMe

Aiesha Barrett, the daughter of celebrated reggae bass guitarist Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, who played with Bob Marley & The Wailers, says that despite any embarrassment it may have caused, setting up a GoFundMe page to assist with her father’s medical expenses was the right thing to do.

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“There are things that needed to be done. My father is my heartbeat. I came off tour in June, and I saw my father, [that] was at the end of July. I would like to see him more often, but sometimes that is challenging,” Barrett explained. “Just as I said in my post, I have no shame when it comes to my creator, my king, my first love, my father. He played both roles in my life, mom and dad, so I owe him nothing but gratitude.”

She had posted a picture on social media of her father looking frail, which attracted a lot of comments and commentary. The photo has since been deleted, but Barrett shared that that was how her father looked the last time that she saw him. She also pointed out that one of her brothers has since done an Instagram Live, which showed her father looking just as frail.

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“I apologise for hurting everyone’s feelings and also to the fans for seeing him like that globally, but trust and believe, it’s only up from here. I love this man deeply and want the best for him,” she stated

Five days ago, Barrett shared some details about Family Man’s health status with the public via the fundraising platform

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