During a lengthy stay on the island of Santa Lucia, Amy Winehouse befriended a 10-year-old poor girl and her family.
“Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me,” the little girl, Dannika Augustine, said.
Dannika tells The Sunday Mirror,”She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”
The girl’s grandmother, Major Lambert said: “Amy loved Dannika with all her heart. I don’t know why Amy took to Dannika above all the other children on the island, but from the moment they met they were inseparable. They would spend all day playing, horse-riding and walking up and down the beach hand-in-hand.”
Major also said that the girl’s mother, Nadia Germaine, wanted Amy to adopt Dannika because she couldn’t afford to raise her.
“Amy used to beg me, ‘I want to adopt Dannika. I want to take her to England.’ She was prepared to move to St Lucia to be her full-time mum.”
“Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia Â¬completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her.”
A few weeks ago Marjorie talked to Amy for the last time.
“Amy sounded weak and down. She asked how I was and said, ‘Tell everybody I will be back in St Lucia soon,” Lambert remembered.
“I was expecting her here next week. I couldn’t believe it when my friend in London told me she had died.”
“Amy was such a good person. She wanted to help everyone. I know she had her problems, but in St Lucia she was a much better person than people knew in the UK. She was drug-free and normal here. I never worried about Dannika being with Amy.”