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Help Bring Aiden Back

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Koren Sutherland for "Aiden Sayer"

$19,827 donated
Given by 317 generous donors in 8 weeks

Aiden and his family really need you! Aiden is a fun loving 20yr old, just starting at life who has just suffered a Traumatic brain injury.

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On Tuesday morning 11 Feb, in Masterton, Aiden had a bad accident at work and was hit on both sides of his head which knocked him unconscious, he did not regain consciousness. He was flown to Wellington ICU in the Westpac Helicopter and they are keeping him in a comma. We’ve been told he has a Traumatic Head Injury and he has a very long road ahead with long hospital stays and then months of Rehabilitation.

If you have a chance to meet Aiden you would like him, he would chat away to you like you’d been mates for years and offer any help he might be able to do for you on the spot. Aiden is a fun loving 20 year old, who works hard and managed to buy his first home last year and has been slowly working away at renovating it ever since. He has a special skill working on cars and is well known for offering to fix anything mechanical for anyone that needs it. Among his talents, he has been playing in photography the last few years and has amazing skill with the camera.

Aiden is lucky in the fact he is very close with his family, still popping home to see his mother Vania, step father Craig, sister Amber, step sister Zara and step brother Jarrod everyday and regular contact and visits with his father Dave in Australia. They even have a family message group and continually chat to each other multiple times a day. Aiden also has some amazing friends which has only become further evident of their friendship during this difficult time, offering help and support for him and his family.

Although at this stage it is early days in Aiden’s fight we could use a little help from each of you. Aiden will need a lot of care and support in future months and as he and his family live in Masterton it means they are stuck in Wellington for the foreseeable future and as any mother knows it doesn’t matter what age your child is, when they need you, you do everything you can to be there - Vania and Craig also have their own jewellery store in Masterton, which Vania works at 5 days a week so she will may not be able to get back to work for months. Unfortunately there are a lot of costs - petrol for 1.45hr drive from Masterton, accommodation, food etc. Aiden also has a mortgage, rates and insurance payments to keep up and there will be his associated costs once he begins his recovery journey.

If you could help one person this week please Give a Little to Aiden and his family, this is going to be a long hard journey for all of them and taking the stress off worrying about how too cope financially and keeping Aiden’s life ticking over until he can get back to living it himself is one of the greatest ways you can help this family right now. Vania and Craig are well know in the Wairarapa for helping out their customers at Showcase Jewellers and being there to lend a hand to their friends and anyone who needs it. Let’s all get together and help them get through this and HELP BRING AIDEN BACK to us!

Koren Sutherland's involvement (page creator)

I am Aiden’s Aunt, his mother is my sister

Use of funds

All monies raised will go towards supporting Aiden and his immediate family with Aiden’s mortgage and associated costs, personal and medical needs. And his families travel from Masterton to Wellington Hospital and associated costs

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Going Home!  16 April 2020

Posted by: Koren Sutherland

Hi everyone, like many of you we have just been living in our bubble. While in lockdown Aiden has been working hard everyday to regain his strength, body movement and stimulate his brain. Everyday he has meetings with his team of physiotherapists, speech therapist and psychologist who set exercises for him to do. This is something that will continue over the coming months to help with his recovery. However, today he has been told that due to his hard work and exceptional recovery over the last month, he will get to do this from HOME instead of at rehab!!! When lockdown is over Aiden is allowed to go home to Vania and Craig’s with the goal to get him strong enough to get him back to his own house. This is so unexpected and makes us all so happy and proud of his dedication and perseverance. He has been working so hard and at times it has not been easy for him but he has continued to push through. Aiden still has a lot of work ahead and will not be able to resume his normal life for awhile yet but the fact that he will get everything back to the way it was is absolutely amazing!

I also want to add a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of you for your messages of love and support and to Aiden’s support team, (there are too many to name but you all know who you are), Aiden would not be where he is without you and his immediate support team would not have coped without all of you either! With that said, the biggest THANK YOU goes to Vania, she still has not been home since the morning of the accident, she has been by Aiden’s side day and night since this happened and has supported each step forward and each stumble backwards. She has been his nurse, his champion, his warden, his teacher, his friend and best of all his mum. Her persistence and perseverance has obviously been passed to Aiden and has kept them both going over the past months. So Vania you deserve a massive thank you from all of us who love Aiden (and you), THANK YOU for working so hard to Help Bring Aiden Back to us! 💕🙏

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Jo and Trevor
Jo and Trevor on 09 Apr 2020
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Guest Donor on 10 Mar 2020
Many people helped our daughter when she had a serious accident in 2013, so now it's our turn. All the best, Aiden!
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Paying to a verified bank account of Vania Ireland on behalf of Aiden Sayer

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