Michelle, Darren and their wider family have been totally overwhelmed by the messages of love, support and donations made so far. It really is a testament to who they are - such special people and friends to many.
Here is a personal message of thanks to you all from Michelle & Darren:
"We are so speechless with the kind donations that we are receiving . You never think you will be in this position and when your world has been torn upside down the very last thing you want to have to think about is having to still work and go through this.
Darren is so relived that he doesn’t have to face working while this is all going on and can focus on Ella and getting through. In his words “I’m not coming home without my daughter“. He wants to be there every step of the way with her.
The generosity received will make this happen and we can do it as a family. This money will help towards Darren not being about to work and also to assist people down to Christchurch that can help with our 17 month old daughter Olivia along side spending time with Ella; helping us keep her entertained and distracted from this ordeal."
Thank you again. Our goal is to keep Darren from even thinking about needing to return to work for as long as possible so that they can focus on Ella's recovery as a family. Please feel free to share this page with your wider networks to grow the support. With much gratitude. xo