Please help raise funds to assist the Beach family with medical costs for their son Jarryd.
Bell Block, New Plymouth
Three years ago Terence and Mel Beach made the decision to leave behind everything they knew, loved and had worked for, to move to New Zealand from South Africa. They wanted to give their family freedom and opportunity, and were joined in NZ by their daughters Chloe and Teagan, who now work in the health and construction industries respectively. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, their son Jarryd had not made the move but was excited to join them once the country opened.
Now a tragedy has hit. Jarryd has been struck with a serious illness and is in a critical condition in a Tanzania hospital, after being found in a coma 5 days ago. I cannot describe the heartbreak watching this close family go through this nightmare. Terence and Mel can hardly bear the pain of being on the other side of the world and not being able to hold their son's hand. To make matters worse it's difficult to get information from the hospital on his condition, and in a COVID world it's extremely difficult to travel.
Jarryd has already been moved from one hospital to another as they didn't have the equipment needed at the first hospital. Both of these hospitals are private as public hospitals in Tanzania cannot provide the life saving support he currently needs. All of this will come at a cost, and with the family giving up everything they had to move to New Zealand the stress they are under is indescribable.
If you are lucky enough to know the Beach family - you know they deserve our help.
Since meeting the Beach family nearly three years ago they have become very close friends of my husband Teri and I. Teri and Terence met through working in construction and now Teri and their daughter Teagan work together in construction.
Funds raised will support the family cover travel expenses and hospital costs. It is also hoped to raise enough funds to cover transporting Jarryd from Tanzania to South Africa were he can receive better treatment, surrounded by their extended family.
An update on Jarryd 28 June 2022
Thank you all for your continued support and kind donations. Terence and Mel have been at Jarryd's side in Tanzania since Friday, and this has helped with Jarryd's recovery. He is now awake, talking and over the past 24 hours has even started moving. He still has a long way to go but every day is looking more positive.