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Hooky's road to recovery

Cause page created in the Health category by Skye McCormack for Jo Walker

$19,315 donated
Given by 217 generous donors in around 7 months

Walker family koha after Hooky's motorbike crash to support mum to be there for hooky while in ICU and during his journey to recovery.

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Michael Walker, or Hooky as he's mostly known, is our dad, husband, best friend and brother to many.

On Saturday 24th Oct he was involved in a serious crash while out for a nice evening ride on his beloved Harley. He was airlifted into Christchurch Hospital with mum by his side and placed in an induced coma while the Dr's start their investigations and to allow his body to begin to heal.

He has suffered multiple fractures over his entire body, bleeding on his brain and a collapsed lung. We've just found out he is now also fighting a chest infection to top it all off.

Mum will be driving in daily to be with him, and being 1.5 hours drive away from the hospital I thought we could set up this page to allow everyone to give a little koha to go towards her upcoming costs, just to help ease that stress a bit.

Hooky is loved by many, he will give his heart, soul and the shirt off his back to help anyone in need, no doubt he has a special place in your heart if you're here offering to help him. Mum is a beautiful soul too, who would be mortified that people are giving them money to help out but its times like this where your good karma comes around to support and help you when you need it the most.

Thank you for your help, big or small, its all very very appreciated.

Skye McCormack's involvement (page creator)

Daughter raising money for my mum and dad.

Use of funds

Money will go towards mum's petrol costs, accomodation in Christchurch and general bills etc while we sort out how to move forward.

Latest update

Thank you so very much for your support  9 November 2020

Posted by: Skye McCormack

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you all so so much. The support our family has received is truly overwhelming and thats all down to you!

I wish I could share some good news with you but unfortunately we don't have anything yet. Hooky is still not out of the woods, he's still sedated in ICU and with every day that passes he's at risk of getting more and more infections (due to the breathing tubes etc)

We are hoping for his third surgery to be on Thursday (9th Nov) and after that they can look at removing the tubes and start to wake him up.

Until then we still can't assess his actual level of brain activity.

I ask now that everyone shares our page to continue with the support and help for mum so she can be by his side for as long as this takes. Id love to be able to take away the financial stress for them both with the upcoming travel and appointments Hooky is bound to have.

Thank you again, every little bit counts and is greatly appreciated xx

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Latest donations

Kyle on 13 Mar 2021
I was incredibly lucky to serve with this man for a short period. I hope he is able to get back as soon as possible and this is page has assisted the family in supporting him.
Ian on 16 Dec 2020
Mike, with best wishes for a speedy recovery, and thoughts to your family. Ian Brooks
Danielle on 13 Dec 2020
David on 03 Dec 2020
Get well soon Hooky You have given so much to other , more than you will ever know
Skye McCormack

He is incredibly humbled by all the amazing support, thank you so much xx

Skye McCormack
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Guest Donor on 30 Nov 2020
Thinking of you all at this time 💜
Skye McCormack

Thank you so much xx

Skye McCormack

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