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Help support Jake's recovery

Cause page created in the Health category by Rebecca Holder for "Jake Milbank"

$163,610 donated
Given by 2928 generous donors in around 12 months

Jake Milbank's Recovery from injuries sustained from White Island Eruption

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  Bay of Plenty

Jake is a tour guide for White Island Tours. He was on the island when it erupted, and has sustained burns to 80% of his body.

This normally passionate energetic young man, who has a love for anything ocean, was in his element when this tragedy occurred.

However he now has a long journey to recovery, and anything raised on this page will be used to help the family financially to ensure they can be by his side all the way. And provide anything Jake will need during his recovery.

Jake is currently staying in ICU in Middlemore Hospital and he is surrounded by his family. The family would like to thank you all for the messages, support and good wishes for Jake that they have already recieved.

Rebecca Holder's involvement (page creator)

I am a close family friend of approximately 12yrs

Use of funds

To support Family and allow them to be by Jake's side all the way. And cover any needs that Jake may have.

Latest update

Documentary  22 November 2020

Posted by: Rebecca Holder

Hi everyone! For those of you in New Zealand who are interested, I’m just letting you all know that a documentary I have been involved with will be airing on TV3 tomorrow night (Monday 23rd) at 8:30pm. It delves into the events that happened the day of the eruption, and gives a bit of insight to how much of a challenge recovery has been for us all.

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Latest donations

Dean 3 days ago
Keep up the good work. Hope your able to keep busy. Brave man you are. Always thinking of you. Wonderful to see you improve.
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Guest Donor 5 days ago
Von and Wil
Von and Wil on 26 Nov 2020
Hi Jake, We have followed your incredible story and are so impressed with your brave spirit. You are a wonderful young man and an inspiration to all of us! We wish you all the best for Christmas and for the years ahead. Much love, Von and Wil
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Guest Donor on 26 Nov 2020
One year ago you guided our fantastic tour to White Island. We enjoyed your company very much. As so many people all over the world we have been thinking of you the last months and wish you all the best. Angela and Carla, Germany
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Guest Donor on 25 Nov 2020

Who's involved?

Rebecca Holder's avatar
Created by Rebecca Holder
Janet Milbank's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Janet Milbank on behalf of Jake Milbank

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