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Support Sean Thomas

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Sean's Aunties' for "Sean and his mother Rose Thomas (nee Pickering)"

$3,965 donated

Given by 52 generous donors in one year


Help Sean’s prolonged recovery after suffering a horrific car accident on New Year’s Eve.

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  Nationwide Rehabilitation In Need Family Support

Our nephew Sean, a typical happy 19 year old boy is fighting the biggest challenge of his life. Sean was the innocent victim of a horrific car accident in Waipu, Northland on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2016.

Sean was first treated at Whangarei Hospital, but due to the seriousness of his injuries and lack of expert clinicians, he was later flown to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland and underwent four lifesaving surgery procedures. This has resulted in complex clinical, physical and emotional management.

Due to Sean’s extensive injuries he is expected to have a prolonged recovery period and one known “final” surgical procedure where it will take months before he is able to regain his independence. He is however, still clinically unwell so it will be some time before his physical rehabilitation can commence. In the meantime Sean and his mother Rose remain in Auckland, Middlemore Hospital.

Christmas and New Years are meant to be enjoyable times spent with whanau. For our dear friend, a hardworking dedicated mother, that has not always been the case. In 1991 she lost her partner in a fatal car accident when they were travelling north for Christmas. Fast forward to Mothers Day 2013 her mother was tragically taken in a car accident while travelling back from a graduation. Now Rose and Sean face the unfortunate, emotional and lengthy journey with his own rehabilitation. Rose has put her employment on hold and relocated to Auckland to be with Sean.

Although we are blessed and grateful Sean is still with us, we are mindful of the extra financial responsibilities that will continue throughout his recovery and rehabilitation. Through this Givealittle page you can help us lessen the load for our most deserving friend and nephew.

Sean's Aunties''s involvement (page creator)

We're involved because we love our beautiful friend and "Blista" Rose Thomas (nee Pickering) and our darling nephew Seanny Boy.

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used to financially support Rose and Sean throughout the entirety of his recovery and rehabilitation.

Clinicians have confirmed a prolonged recovery period for Sean.

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Latest donations

  • Whitney & Brad

    Whitney & Brad on 07 Nov 2017


    Sean, we are glad to hear you are home and safe and we hope everything goes well with your recovery. Sending our thoughts, love and best wishes from Australia.


  • Trudy from the pools

    Trudy from the pools on 17 Oct 2017


    With love & best wishes from Trudy at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre.


  • Harz

    Harz on 15 Sep 2017


    Nga mihi aroha ki a koe e hoa xxx


  • Kerry Pickering

    Kerry Pickering on 31 Aug 2017


    With lots of love always xox


  • Thomas whanau

    Thomas whanau on 26 Jul 2017



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Paying to a verified bank account of Rose Thomas on behalf of Sean and his mother Rose Thomas (nee Pickering)

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This page was created on 31 Jan 2017 and closed on 31 Jan 2018.
$3,965 donated

Given by 52 generous donors in one year

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