Helping to support the youngest victim in the supermarket terrorist attack

$20,623 donated
Given by 341 generous donors in around 5 months

Help supermarket survivor be reunited with her family

Auckland

Ezmeralda Johns was the youngest victim in the terrorist attack at the LynnMall Countdown on 3 September 2021. Her injuries were horrific and extensive and she spent weeks in intensive care; her recovery will be an uphill battle for a long time. Needless to say, she is unable to work, and her income has been reduced to ACC payments which total 80% of her previous income. This compensation does not cover the time her husband needs to take off work to care for her, or any of the other costs associated with such a psychologically and physically destructive attack and recovery.

Like many of the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks, this young woman is a migrant – she came from South Africa to live a better life in New Zealand. Now she has lost everything except her husband. Ezmeralda's parents are in South Africa and would love to come to New Zealand to visit and help care for her. We would like to raise funds to cover her parents' visit to NZ and reunite them to help with the ongoing impacts of that terrible day.

Anything we can raise towards this goal would be a huge help to Ezmeralda and her family. Money doesn't change what has happened to her or speed up her recovery but it will help her to see her family and be able to be supported by her husband without worrying about the costs. All money will be given directly to her.

The money will be used to help in Ezmeralda's recovery, allowing her husband to take time off work to get her to appointments and ensure her recovery it going as it should be, and to support Ezmeralda’s parents to visit NZ temporarily and be reunited with their daughter.

Jade Alexander's involvement (page creator)

Friend to Ezmeralda

Use of funds

Anything we can raise towards this goal would be a huge help to Ezmeralda and her family and to support Ezmeralda’s parents to visit NZ temporarily and be reunited with their daughter.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 15 Mar 2022
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Emma
Emma on 12 Mar 2022
We are so sorry this happened to you Ezzi, and think you are incredibly brave. You are such a kind and bubbly person and looked after Georgie so well at Next Gen. We wish you all the very best x
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 09 Mar 2022
Good luck for ever
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janet
janet on 09 Mar 2022
I listened to you on the Breeze breakfast show. you are amazing, thank you for sharing.I hope you see Mum and Dad very soon.xxxxxxxxx
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 05 Mar 2022
You have been through so much.....please get well again.
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Paying to a verified bank account of Elizabetha Johns
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This page was created on 10 Feb 2022 and closes on 10 Feb 2023.