LIFE SAVING SURGERY REQUIRED, "URGENT"

$43,887 of $180,000 goal
Given by 597 generous donors in around 7 months

"LIFE SAVING SURGERY" only available in Germany.

Napier, Hawke's Bay

Trinity is just 18yrs old, & needs URGENT life saving surgery. She has a connective tissue disorder that affects the collagen that runs through her entire body creating havoc. She has been confirmed with 4 rare Abdominal Vascular Compressions, affecting the blood flow to her organs & preventing her being able to hold food down & absorb nutrition. Treatment is not available in N.Z.

$180,000 raised means Trinity will receive the life saving surgery at the Clinic Bel Etage in Düsseldorf with leading Vascular Surgeon Prof Sandmann & his Specialised team of Clinicians who have confirmed via scans & medical reports submitted, the urgency for treatment.

Trins life is one of constant pain, fatigue, nausea, blackouts, weakness, weight loss & malnutrition, all due to the inability to eat or drink without vomiting, pain & distress.

Trin is an avid equestrian, loves deeply & is loved by all that meet her. She is kind, passionate & lives for her horses. She dreams of life free of pain, the ability to eat, a life where she can dress without having to try & hide tubes hanging from her body, a life of quality.

The family have fought long & hard for 18 years within N.Z’s health system, however feel very let down as there is no longer support here, the only option is to get Trin overseas for the complex surgery required.The family is very grateful for the public’s help to raise the $180k to save Trins life ❤️‍🩹THANK YOU....

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Lynn Hankey's involvement (page creator)

Grandparent

Use of funds

Initially, Costs to have diagnostic tests and medical care done Privately ( N.Z, DHB's will NOT do these) plus International travel costs to Germany, for Lifesaving Vascular Compression surgery and post Op care. If, for any reason, we don't get to Germany, then we will post a page update with further information as well as details for people to contact us should they wish for a refund or transfer. Givealittle will not be involved in any refund process.

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I'm Cycling /Walking to Trinity  2 February 2024

I have been inspired and motivated by Taylor Doyles Grandmother "Bridget" to participate in her "Walk to Trinity" to try and bring much needed Awareness of this debilitating and life threatening condition to the Public eye. Abdominal Vascular Compression Syndrome is still being ignored by our Health System and being referred to as a Fad diagnosis or a very rare condition ( both comments being used as a way to ignore a condition that is being diagnosed more and more frequently, privately funded of course) This has to Stop, we need the people of our Country to demand change and allow these youngsters to be treated fairly, and not ignored and left to die 😭. I shall be joining Bridget in Blenheim to continue the AWARENESS walk to Trinity in Hawkes Bay. Our awareness walk is united, however we will not always be travelling together as we endeavour to maximise our voice by approaching different venues from different directions etc on our travels.

I will be departing Blenheim March 18th Ferry crossing 19th March.

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Guest Donor 6 days ago
Wishing you all the best Trinity in your journey to wellness. Belated Birthday wishes. Kia kaha Arohanui Ryan and the Mackey Whanau
$200
Lynn Hankey

Oh wow Faye, Ryan & Whanau, Thank you so much for your incredibly generous donation and kind wishes. We cannot express strongly enough just how grateful we are...THANK YOU💗🧡 Please be sure to check in on Trinity's Facebook page for her progress report and other interesting information on her condition. We would also be most grateful if you shared her page with your friends and contacts. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551410426812&mibextid=ZbWKw

Lynn Hankey
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Guest Donor on 17 Feb 2024
As a mamma, I can only image the sense of fear and outrage that this should be freely available in Aotearoa.
$100
Lynn Hankey

Guest Donor,, Thank you so much for your extremely generous donation. Wow😊, we cannot express strongly enough just how grateful we are...THANK YOU💗🧡 Please be sure to check in on Trinity's Facebook page for her progress report and other interesting information on her condition. We would also be most grateful if you shared her page with your friends and contacts. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551410426812&mibextid=ZbWKw

Lynn Hankey
Siobhan
Siobhan on 16 Feb 2024
I love you more than anything.
$150
Lynn Hankey

Naawe Siobhan what an absolutely beautiful gesture this is for your sister. 💝❤️‍🩹💝❤️‍🩹💞

Lynn Hankey
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Guest Donor on 13 Feb 2024
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Lynn Hankey

Guest Donor, Thank you so much for your very kind donation. We cannot express strongly enough just how grateful we are...THANK YOU💗🧡 Please be sure to check in on Trinity's Facebook page for her progress report and other interesting information on her condition. We would also be most grateful if you shared her page with your friends and contacts. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551410426812&mibextid=ZbWKw

Lynn Hankey
Lindsay Kay
Lindsay Kay on 13 Feb 2024
$100
Lynn Hankey

Lindsay, Thank you so much for your extremely generous donation. Wow😊, we cannot express strongly enough just how grateful we are...THANK YOU💗🧡 Please be sure to check in on Trinity's Facebook page for her progress report and other interesting information on her condition. We would also be most grateful if you shared her page with your friends and contacts. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551410426812&mibextid=ZbWKw

Lynn Hankey

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