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Help Sean Gardner to rehabilitate after Ski Racing Accident

Closed Cause page created in the Sports category by New Zealand Water Ski Racing Association for "Sean Gardner"

$6,780 of $25,000 goal
Given by 65 generous donors in 4 weeks

We never like to see anyone hurt doing what they love and this has been devastating for Sean and his family. Please help him out.

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Sadly Sean Gardner a member of SRA (Ski Racing Australia) sustained multiple critical injuries in New Zealand whilst training for the NZ Bridge to Bridge Ski race last weekend. These included a broken neck – C1 & C2, which required 6 hours of emergency surgery. This type of accident is every ski-racers nightmare but for Sean and Fiona this is now their reality, and unfortunately one that is not going to ever go away. As we set up this page we still do not have a clear picture of all the injuries yet.

While Sean is making progress , his future means he will need to begin the long road of rehabilitation in a spinal unit. It is unsure where this will be but likely begin in Auckland. It is integral for Sean’s recovery that Fiona’s physical presence remains close to Sean, and she is part of his rehabilitation team as their home, family and friends are in Australia. The impact is far reaching to both Sean and Fiona’s and their families.

New Zealand Water Ski Racing Association's involvement (page creator)

I organise the event that Sean was training for when sustained the injury.

Use of funds

The funds will be used to offset living costs while neither of them are working. This will enable them both to be able to focus on the rehabilitation and recovery instead of worrying about the negative financial impact this accident has had.

Latest donations

Geoffrey on 10 Dec 2019
Speedy recovery.
Rod, Lynsey, Brandon and Kiara Potts
Rod, Lynsey, Brandon and Kiara Potts on 05 Dec 2019
All the best for your recovery from Rod, Lynsey, Brandon and Kiara Potts
Margie on 30 Nov 2019
I hope your remarkable recovery continues, Sean. You are so very lucky and so strong. Fiona, your positivity and belief is so incredible. I wish you both every success on this journey. xxx
Andy on 27 Nov 2019
Good luck on the recovery mate. Stoked you are in the mend
Sue on 26 Nov 2019
So great to see you doing so well. Love to you, Fiona & Van 😎 The Darkes xx

Who's involved?

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, New Zealand Water Ski Racing Association (Group) on behalf of Sean Gardner

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This page was created on 18 Nov 2019 and closed on 18 Dec 2019.
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