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Hamilton Tradie Needs Your Support

Lyn
4 days ago

Lyn asks

I am personally interested in the progress of this lovely man. X

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Lyn
4 days ago

Lyn asks

Hello Mark. Reading this story touched my heart , because I have walked, or tried to walk, in shoes like this man. I can partially relate to his injuries and his frustrations. I know there is not anything else I can really do except send my support. ACC might be tough in some of their decisions. For me, I was an inpatient for nearly twelve months. It was a bit different back then. But ACC were a bit of a mystery to navigate. Lucky for me my husband had a bigger weekly wage than me. Some years later when my husband fell from the roof and broke ankle bones, ACC had him back at work in a plaster cast in what should have been a steel cap boot area. He was independent and wanted to do it. I begged him not to. He now regrets allowing ACC to push him back to work, his bones did not ever heal or unite properly. I hope you know how to work with ACC or you have an Advisor, because they are all about getting people back to work, but not always seeing the personal toll on family and unsealed wounds.

Mark

Hi Lyn,

Thank you for your message. Sorry for the late reply and to hear of what you and your husband have been through. Twelve months as an inpatient would have felt like an eternity.

Gareth is doing well considering the circumstances and has a great network of family and friends around him right now.

They have been overwhelmed by all the donations and messages of support from everyone, it has made a huge difference and has made one less thing to worry about at this stressful time. I will be speaking to Gareth and his family again in the next few days and get an update on his progress.

Thank you again for your message, I will pass on your words to Gareth and his family.

Kind regards

Mark Lupton

Mark Lupton

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