Help support Jake's recovery
Jake Milbank's Recovery from injuries sustained from White Island EruptionBay 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.
Hey everyone, just giving a quick update on my progress. The second part of my surgery went great, as I have now re-gained enough movement in my neck to be able to drive! Sometime down the track I will need to have more contracture release work done on my neck, but my most recent one has given me the freedom of being able to get out of the house whenever I want and not have to rely on others to get around. my hands also healed up nicely after my most recent surgery, and I have since been able to begin doing the things I love again. I have been able to get out on the boat and go fishing, and my dad and I have been whitebaiting at the Tarawera rivermouth and managed to catch a decent feed. This was a lot of fun but on both occasions I ended up with blisters on my palms due to my skin being so delicate. To try and make my physiotherapy sessions a little more interesting, I have been doing one of the local bush walks with my physiotherapists. I have been progressing further and further, having to take less breaks along the and way doing it much faster each time. I am continuing with my daily scar therapy regime, which consists of scar therapy massage, pressure garments and lots of moisturiser. Dealing with scars is a long-term battle but as long as we keep this work up we will begin to see positive changes. I'm grateful to the team that are working with me and continuing to support me along my journey.
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This page was created on 11 Dec 2019 and closes on 4 Dec 2020.