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Dave Karaitiana Support & Recovery Fund

Closed Cause page created in the Sports category by Amy Broadbent for "Dave Karaitiana"

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Given by 34 generous donors in 21 days

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This page is to raise money to support Dave Karaitiana

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In the early morning of Sunday 7th April, Dave was assaulted on the Strand in Tauranga, this resulted in him being knocked unconscious, falling on to concrete and hitting his head so hard the impact knocked both sides of his brain. He was taken to Tauranga Hospital where he was put into an induced coma and taken for a CT scan where they discovered severe brain swelling and bleeds. Due to the severity of his injuries the doctors arranged for the Westpac Helicopter to transport Dave to Waikato Hospital so that he could be under the care of neurological specialists.

At this time, he was unable to move the entire right side of his body, had only limited movement on his left side and was unable to speak. In the days following he’s made steady progress, first improving the movement on his left side, then being able to stay awake for increasingly longer periods of time. He’s now able to speak in short sentences, is eating on a special diet and is flexing the muscles on his right side. On Monday 15th April he will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility in Auckland to continue working on his recovery with specialist for neurological injuries.

The money raised by this page will go towards Dave's medical costs not covered by ACC and insurance and to assist Dave’s family’s expenses as they support him through his recovery. Dave’s mum flew over from Australia, his children travelled up from Hastings and his sister, nieces and nephews travelled over from Tauranga to be with Dave. They’re currently paying for accommodation in Hamilton and will soon have to travel to and find accommodation in Auckland to be able to continue to support Dave.

Amy Broadbent's involvement (page creator)

Dave is my brother from another mother. Been a great help in my life and everyone around him, he never said no to help another person out no matter who they are. The most generous person I know, always good for a laugh and keen to hang

Use of funds

Support for Dave and his family in medical costs and associated accomodation travel and recovery costs.

Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 May 2019


    U got this Omata brother luvz from us in the NUI💚🖤💚


  • Mount Mellick

    Mount Mellick on 29 Apr 2019


    Much love to you Dave! From all your family and friends who came down to the Mount Mellick to show their respects and help you on your way to recovery so thanks everyone! We wish you all the best on a speedy and good recovery and cant wait to have you back thinking of you! Mount Mellick Family


  • Paea

    Paea on 20 Apr 2019


    Hey Davey Crockett gutted to hear about whats happened for you..lots of aroha being sent your way for a speedy recovery. Big hugs to you and the whanau na te Dentice whanau


  • Ursula & Spyda

    Ursula & Spyda on 19 Apr 2019


    Get better soon Dave. Love you lots Ursh & Spyda


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 19 Apr 2019



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This page was created on 12 Apr 2019 and closed on 3 May 2019.
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