Help our girl be pain free!

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Our 15 year old needs hip replacement to be pain free...... please help

Cambridge, Waikato

My daughter was diagnosed with Idiopathic Chondrolysis at 13 after years of knee pain becoming worse. After 4 admissions to hospital in chronic pain over 2 years (with 3 of this in the last 14 months), they are now struggling to get her pain under control without the use of opiates! She is only 15, has had to give up her sports, she was a regional tennis player and A grade netball player and sports were her life.

Being a teenager and not being able to join in or socialise like her friends has hit her so hard and now with constant pain she has no quality of life.

Surgeons told her she would need to manage her pain for another 25 years!!! My daughter wants her hip replaced now to be pain free and give her some quality of life back.

The waiting list is excessive as there is also a backlog due to covid.

Please help us go private. We have medical insurance but need to pay the $500 excess and provide her with ongoing support and aftercare, hydrotherapy and medical appointments @ additional cost.

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Insurance excess for surgery and ongoing hydrotherapy and medical appointments.

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2nd Week at Home  28 November 2021

Gabi is still doing really well with her physio and pain management and sleep management (the bed has made a huge difference!!!). Her mood is still up and down and we had a moment a few days ago where we were concerned about her mental health again, however, we followed the mental health plan when this happened and she has bounced back (not 100% but we add a bit of teenager in there - although it is obvious to myself and her father that her depression is not teenager mood related, there is a sightable difference).

As Gabi will not be attending school until sometime next year, we feel she is missing social interaction, and will look at ways we can fulfill this side, with friend visits, maybe I can take her and her friends to the beach for a relax. Gabi cannot go to end of year school camp activities, however her teacher has permitted her to do the beach day with restrictions. Any other ideas for social interaction would be greatly appreciated, to avoid depression seeping in......

Love to you all x

Picture of Gabi and her dad at the farm about 6 years ago.

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Samantha 21 hours ago
Sue Dela Rue

Thank you for helping Gabi :)

Sue Dela Rue
Rose 3 days ago
We hope that you can reach your goal, and that these donations will help you to be pain free.
Sue Dela Rue

Thank you Rose xx

Sue Dela Rue
Julie on 21 Nov 2021
Sue Dela Rue

Thank you Julie xxx Hope to see you soon!

Sue Dela Rue
Janine & Peter
Janine & Peter on 16 Nov 2021
Our very best wishes to Gabi and her Mum & Dad. BTW we love the cover photo with your furry friend! Old neighbours Janine & Peter
Sue Dela Rue

Thankyou so much! Gabi would like to visit you and misses Flossy! xx

Sue Dela Rue
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Guest Donor on 13 Nov 2021
Sue Dela Rue

Wow Thank you so much Tom for helping our daughter xxx

Sue Dela Rue

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