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Cornwall Coroner: “Absolute tragedy” – Barbados-born dentist Dr. Darren Eastmond inspired others, died accidentally

Dr. Darren Eastmond was returning to Barbados to practice dentistry

Our prayers go out once again to the family of Darren Eastmond, who died in December of 2010 in Truro, Cornwall U.K. when he apparently missed an insulin injection and fell into a diabetic episode that left him helpless and dying in his flat.

Darren’s father, Barbados dentist Victor Eastmond, has been attending the recent coroner’s inquest and so has to deal with his son’s death once more.

Darren’s family can take some comfort in the legacy that he left in his short time here on earth. He had so many friends, and he inspired so many to live life to the fullest no matter what.

Goodbye Darren… your friends will not forget you.

Further Reading

Athlete died at home after omitting to take his insulin

Inquest told of young dentist’s ‘tragic’ death

Water polo contest held in memory of coach Darren

Darren Eastmond was one of the most fun, caring, passionate and full of life people I have ever known; he was “all teeth and smiles and a laugh so amazing that it echoed in your mind long after you had left his company. He had an inner light and shine that made you feel almost blessed to know him.” I was dating Darren when he passed away unexpectedly in December. The causes are unknown, but could be linked to his diabetes. Darren was not defined by his disease, but by his passions in life (water polo, dentistry, family and friends, and Barbados, his home). Darren excelled at everything he did, and was thankful for all the opportunities that allowed him to do so, including his education in the UK.

We are looking to honor Darren and celebrate his life in a number of ways. Over time, we will be selecting and working with a few charities that both help those in need, and are also connected to Darren’s passions. Money donated will go to these organizations and charities, assisting with some of the things Darren cared about: Barbados, education and water polo, to name a few. If you would like more information about your donation please feel free to contact me.

The first project is ‘Camp Pride‘. About to return to Barbados, Darren was going to help out with a camp for young diabetics in Barbados. The camp aims to provide otherwise unattainable opportunities for these children, including education and scholarships. Money raised will be donated to the camp, specifically to fund education for young diabetics in Barbados.

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