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

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.

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Latest update

Merry Christmas!  22 December 2020

Hi everyone, now that this page has closed I would like to give thanks once more for all of your support and kind messages. It’s been a tough year but it’s good to know that from here on out things can only get better! I am looking forward to enjoying this summer and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 17 Dec 2020
John Paul
John Paul on 16 Dec 2020
Jake, your story, what you've been through has been not only touching, but your words and approach (Australia's 60 minutes) in the aftermath have been so inspiring, teaching us all to see things in a more "Jake way". If I had a million dollars to spare I would send them over to you with my eyes closed just because you deserve that and so much more. Sorry for the little donation here but it's what this poor flight attendant could manage for now, best wishes from Sydney!
Glen on 15 Dec 2020
Jane on 11 Dec 2020
I saw your story on a current affair and I was moved by the awful time you have had but your strength to get through it. I’m sorry I can’t give more but I’m an aged pensioner and I hope more people can help. You deserve all the help you can get. Good luck 😉
Jassy Dean Trust

Hi Jane, thanks so much for your support, and your very kind message. However Maia’s story hasn’t been on A Current Affair - we’ll be in touch with you by email, if you would like to make any alterations 🌻

Jassy Dean Trust
Casey on 11 Dec 2020
Thinking of you Jake, keep going darling

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This page was created on 11 Dec 2019 and closed on 17 Dec 2020.