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Help support Jake's recovery

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

$160,293 donated
Given by 2914 generous donors in around 7 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

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6 months  9 June 2020

Posted by: Rebecca Holder

It’s been 6 months. What a crazy time it has been for everyone 😅 the last few months seem to have flown by but at the same time it feels like it has been a lifetime since my 19th birthday. I have just got home last week from an 8 day stay in hospital following my most recent surgery which involved multiple contracture releases. The surgery went great and the wounds are all healing up nicely. I will be going back in a couple of weeks for a second round of surgery, so fingers crossed that all goes well too. Since being home I’ve been doing what I can with my physiotherapists, mainly lower body and cardio exercises while my hands are out of action. Again a massive thank you to all of you who have continued to send messages of support, you have all helped to give me the motivation I need to keep working hard towards my goals!

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Latest donations

Adele on 03 Jul 2020
Stephen on 26 Jun 2020
Saw you on youtube from Canada. Inspired by your positivity and resilience! What a warrior!
Kelly on 21 Jun 2020
Your a legend Jake! As a whk local so stoked that your home ❤️ Keep Up the fight buddy your determination and drive has given us all Something to admire x
Denise on 19 Jun 2020
Jake - we have been thinking of you over the past few months so were really pleased to get an update via the internet and now on ‘givealittle’. You are an inspiration but we know it cannot be easy for you and your family. We pray your life will be happy, peaceful and adventurous and that one day you will be pain-free. Our kindest regards Denise and Kevin (GB)
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Guest Donor on 16 Jun 2020

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

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