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Ernest and Jacqui Wessel- they need our support!

Cause page created in the Community category by Jocelyn Johnstone for Jacqui Wessels

$5,540 of $20,000 goal
Given by 76 generous donors in 11 days

Provide community support for Ernest and Jacqui after he experienced a major stroke at 56 years. Ernest needs 24/7 care at home in Cromwell

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Ernest (Ernie) had a major stroke on June 16th , 2020, at age 56 years. He's alive, but is now left with significant cognitive issues and left sided weakness.

Ernest is a qualified builder and emigrated with Jacqui and the family from South Africa 13 years ago to give their children a better future. He has always been a healthy and active man and yet now he's having to learn to walk and talk again with assistance.

He's due to come back home in a few weeks from rehabilitation, and he is going to need ongoing care and support, together with his wife Jacqui.

Jacqui works as a carer at Ripponburn Home and Hospital in Cromwell, and yet she now also faces caring for her husband Ernest 24/7. They have three grown children in New Zealand, with one of them local in Cromwell. Their extended family are back home in South Africa.

Can we as a community become like their family, and provide them with the support they will need after this devastating event?

Jocelyn Johnstone's involvement (page creator)

One of Jacqui's and Ernest's Wessels many friends in the Cromwell Region. We all want to support them.

Use of funds

House alterations and renovations for mobility needs, house maintenance.

Transport costs for care needs, "getting out", activities for Ernest, and activities for Ernie and Jacqui as a couple.

Latest update

Ernie and Jacqie Wessels - Update  18 September 2020

Posted by: Jocelyn Johnstone

Ka Pai. Thank you for all your support. It is very encouraging for Jacqui and Ernie.

Ernie is at Dunstan hospital receiving further rehabilitation before coming home. Jacqui is changing her life to become the main carer and holding the responsibility for them both including financial. Due to an administrative error there is no insurance for them. If you can help them to rebuild their lives and have financial options long term then this would be awesome.


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Latest donations

Jackie 10 hours ago
All the best for a speedy recovery Ernie. We are behind you all the way. Jackie & the team at Cromwell Pharmacy
Jocelyn Johnstone

Thanks Jackie and team for your amazing support

Jocelyn Johnstone
Carol 1 day ago
With love and hugs
Alison 2 days ago
Robyn 4 days ago
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Guest Donor 4 days ago

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Created by Jocelyn Johnstone
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Paying to a verified bank account of Jacqui Wessels

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