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Help Jay & His Family

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Luana Pentecost for Janice Gray


$1,358 donated

Given by 33 generous donors in around 12 months

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Sadly my son is in Auckland Spinal Unit, meaning I am paying nightly for a Auckland hotel along with taxis so i support his rehabilitation

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Hello everyone.

My name is Jan & I am not used to asking for help however we need some help and a lot of good vibes.

Unfortunately, I have no family in Auckland and sadly my son is in Auckland Spinal Unit meaning my family and I are paying nightly for a hotel for me to stay here to be with Jay, along with Taxi's to and from the hospital.

Recently for the first time myself, 4 of my grown children along with my 9 grand children went to Lake Rotoiti for a weekend holiday.

We had only been there for 10 mins and my youngest son Jay climbed up a cliff face to have a fun jump in to the lake. All while thinking"boys will be boys" I watched helpless as he misjudged the distance, overbalanced and hit the water with such force he broke his back.

An ambulance took him to Rotorua Hospital in agony.

2 days passed and then he was taken in for his first operation for plate screws with a bone taken from his pelvis to fuse.

This didn't go well at all, 5 days later Jay was taken back to theater to lift the plate and take out more bone along with decompression of his spine as this was not done during the first operation.

He still didn't recover so another x-ray and MRI later it was discovered that he also broke his lower back which was causing his spinal cord to be squashed.

Jay was then airlifted to Middlemore, Auckland in a helicopter.

11 days following our transfer Jay was operated on again by the spinal surgeons who took out a tenth rib and in another complex operation they cut thru his diaphragm and went down in to the lower back, removed the bone that was compressing his spinal cord. Putting in a flexi cage and using the rib to make the bone graft for a new spine.

All of these costs worry me as i have been on my own for 30 years now and while i realise there are far more people out there that are worse off.

I thank you for reading our story and also ask if anyone of you could send us kind thoughts and healing that would be wonderful in itself.

Many many thank you's from an exhausted mum and take care to you all for life can change in an instant.

Jan.

Luana Pentecost's involvement (page creator)

Daughter in Law - Raising Funds to help family stay in Auckland while treatment is being done

Use of funds

I will be using the funds to cover motel costs, food and transport while in Auckland and any left over will be given to Jay to use as required.


Latest update

What's been happening  5 May 2019

Posted by: Luana Pentecost

As of two days ago Jay was walking for short periods on his own in the spinal unit gym, I watched and shed tears watching him there as we both wondered if it would ever happen again.

Jay has extensive nerve damage from the waist down so still a lot of hurdles to get through but it is with joy that we are heading home next Thursday after nearly 6 long exhausting weeks.

Physio and Nurses will be coming to visit at home to help Jay with the next stage of his recovery. He has been the bravest, most amazing patient and I am so proud to call him my son and to help him with his care and recovery.

A huge thank you to all our dear families, friends and people who we don't even know that have given loving thoughts and financial help to Jay and myself in this very dark time. We are absolutely overwhelmed and humbled by your kindness, generosity and caring.

Lots of tears have been shed and we send our love and sincere thank yous to you all.

Jay & Jan xx

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  • Kristin leckie

    Kristin leckie on 24 Apr 2019

    $30

    Thinking of you all

    $30

    • Luana Pentecost

      Thank you for your help and we really appreciate the kind words. xox

  • Chloe

    Chloe on 24 Apr 2019

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    Thinking of you all through this tough time!! Love and best wishes Chloe, girls and Suz and family xx

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    • Luana Pentecost

      Thank you for your help and we really appreciate the kind words. xox

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Apr 2019

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    • Luana Pentecost

      Thank you for your help and we really appreciate the kind thoughts. xox

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 22 Apr 2019

    $20

    $20

    • Luana Pentecost

      Thank you for your help and we really appreciate the kind thoughts. xox

  • Damien

    Damien on 21 Apr 2019

    $100

    $100

    • Luana Pentecost

      Thank you for your help and we really appreciate the kind thoughts. xox


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