Supporting Elton, Kirstie, Olivia, Charlie and Hannah
To help support Kirstie and the kids spend as much time with Elton at Burwood through his rehab journey.Manawatu / Whanganui
On the 2nd of March 2020 my amazing brother, and pillar of the Mayo family, Elton had a terrible accident resulting in a life changing spinal injury, turning his, Kirstie, Olivia, Charlie and Hannah's lives upside down.
Elton’s accident will leave him paralysed from the chest down. Elton is in the ICU at Christchurch hospital in an induced coma and currently unaware of his situation. After several weeks in the ICU and once stabilised, he will be transferred to Burwood in Christchurch where he will begin his long rehab journey. Elton's relationship with Burwood may be up to 2 years. As you can imagine, all Elton, Kirstie and the kids will want is to be together throughout this difficult time as they come to terms with what this means for them.
So many people are reaching out to help in some way. The purpose of this give a little page is to provide a means for those who have reached out to do so. Please leave a message for Elton that he will pick up in due course, so that he is aware of this amazing support around him. For anyone who wanted to contribute to this page, this will help fund Kirstie and the kids travel to and from Christchurch, enabling them to spend as much time as they can with Elton through this period away from home. This will also help in a small part ease the financial burden ahead for Elton and Kirstie as they adjust to their new lives.
Thank you so much for all of the support during this difficult time.
Nick Mayo's involvement (page creator)
I am Elton's younger brother.
Use of funds
To help support Kirstie and the kids travel and accommodation costs to and from Christchurch.
Hi all - an update from Elt below:
Firstly I want to thank everybody for their generous contributions, thoughts, love and prayers as we embark on a road we have not travelled before.
We are having a few ups and downs as we are learning to understand what function I am going to have going forward. My upper body is generally functioning ok excluding my fingers (unfortunately the Doctor holds no hope for these or from my torso south). I am currently working with my Physio and OT for a couple of half hour sessions a day. I’ve been let loose a couple of times in an electric wheelchair for small stints but frustratingly I am currently on bedrest which is hindering progress (for now).
The timing of my accident wasn’t great as I was in an induced coma through the first 5 1/2 weeks of Covid. Unfortunately this brought about limited access for my family to visit and this continues to date under lockdown level 2. I am holding out some hope for visiting to open up so I can see Olivia and Charlie who are currently not allowed to visit.
Kirstie has visited daily (excluding a couple of weeks in level 4 lockdown). In the last week we have been able to nominate one other family member to visit (Hannah) as she is in Christchurch with Kirstie.
Kirstie and the kids have been an amazing support as have you all, our family and friends, whether it be through FaceTime or other means I have been humbled by the support for myself and family.
I feeling good in myself, although a little daunted by what lays ahead and the changes life will now bring.
Again, thank you so much for your continued support.
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This page was created on 12 Mar 2020 and closes on 31 Jul 2020.