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Intensive care in Vietnam after motorbike accident

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Wendy Turner for "Mark Lockwood"


$6,851 donated

Given by 142 generous donors in around 6 months

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Kiwi on life support needs financial help to keep the machines switched on.

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  Manawatu / Whanganui

Update

I’m sorry to have to inform all of you wonderful people who have contributed to help keep Mark alive that after a brave fight, Mark passed away this morning.

The family are grappling with the loss of a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend in such tragic circumstances.

We will update you on the arrangements once we have come to terms with our loss.

The Give A Little page will remain open to help support Chi, Nate and Mark’s children in NZ through this time.

Mark had a motorbike accident last week and is in a coma with a fractured skull.

Mark has no insurance to cover his medical costs and unlike NZ there is no free healthcare or ACC.

The hospital require money to be deposited in advance of treatment, even though the machines are keeping him alive while his brain heals.

Doctors said he had a 60% chance of surviving the transfer from Nha Trang to a better equipped hospital in Ho Chi Minh. He survived.

It is too early to know what impact the accident has had but if he comes out of the coma it's likely he will need many months of rehabilitation to get his body and brain to function as well as it can after the accident.

Mark has lived in Vietnam for the last few years with his Vietnamese wife and their 3 year old son. He set up the kiwi bar and restaurant last year and enjoyed hosting locals, expats and tourists. He grew up in Palmerston North and went to Massey University.

Wendy Turner's involvement (page creator)

I have set up this page to support my brother and his family

Use of funds

Money will go towards hospital bills and rehabilitation. In the event he doesn't make it money will be used to support his wife and son.


Latest update

Sadly  25 November 2018

I’m sorry to have to inform all of you wonderful people who have contributed to help keep Mark alive that after a brave fight, Mark passed away this morning.

The family are grappling with the loss of a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend in such tragic circumstances.

We will update you on the arrangements once we have come to terms with our loss.

The Give A Little page will remain open to help support Chi, Nate and Mark’s children in NZ through this time.

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Latest donations

  • Hanh

    Hanh on 11 Jan 2019

    $30

    $30

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 30 Nov 2018

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    I was at PNBHS with Mark. Very sorry to hear about this tragedy. Deepest sympathies to all the family.

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  • Bob Sova

    Bob Sova on 29 Nov 2018

    $100

    R.I.P.

    $100

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 Nov 2018

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    Sorry Mark has not made it through his injury. I meet him in Dunedin several years ago I enjoyed some great laughs with him.

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  • Vicki (BNI)

    Vicki (BNI) on 27 Nov 2018

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    Very sorry to hear about Marks accident and passing Thinking of the family getting through this tough times

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Wendy Turner on behalf of Mark Lockwood

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This page was created on 20 Nov 2018 and closed on 19 May 2019.
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