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It takes a community to save and raise a fine young man...

$40,230 donated

Given by 378 generous donors in 15 days


At 16 Enzo will live life as a tetraplegic. Alongside all the love he has and treatment, funds will be needed to achieve a life well-lived.

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On Friday 31 st January 2020, the Enzo and his mates went for a swim as they often did from the wharf in Moncks Bay Christchurch. Playing around on the sand island in the middle of the estuary, Enzo Halliburton dived into the water and did not resurface.

Unbeknown to his friends he had seriously injured his spine in that dive, and could not use his legs.

When his friends realized they pulled his now unconscious body from the water and began

mouth to mouth resuscitation. The boys called for help and were assisted by the St Johns

Ambulance, and also the Sumner Surf Life Saving.

Enzo is currently being treated in ICU at Christchurch Hospital and will be transferred to

Burwood Spinal Unit in due course.

Enzo has suffered a C5-C7 spinal injury that will result in life in a chair and many challenges, unknowns and complications to overcome.

One thing we know for sure is that Enzo has been growing into a fine young man with a generous heart and an adventurous spirit. He will repay your support by continuing to become a fine young man and to live life to the maximum.

We have set up a Give A Little page to support Enzo 'in life' - for education, life choices, equipment and personal supports.

If you are someone who wants to see a young 16 year old live the best life he can in such life-changing circumstances, then this is the page for you to support and we thank you from the very deepest part of our hearts.

christine waterman's involvement (page creator)

Hello, we are a family of 4. Myself, Guy, Madeleine and Enzo.

Use of funds

Future-proofing for Enzo- educational choice, equipment, new treatment technologies and life choices. Should we/ he find there to be greater funds than needed to meet these aims then monies would be donated to the Spinal Unit Christchurch New Zealand.

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Never give up... always go on..  24 February 2020

Posted by: christine waterman

Dear amazing supporters, we continue to be amazed by our Enzo everyday.

We are still in ICU, but he is well and truly awake and has Burwood firmly in his sights.

Had a wonderfully uplifting spontaneous visit from some of his friends( he has been saying no, he can speak yet) but the big grins and belly laughter has to be good for him.

We are very grateful for your donations and thoughtful onward sharing of this page.

I am hopeful that the next post will be that he is off the ventilator and being his journey of speech and eating again.

Kindest regards


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    Guest Donor 15 hours ago



  • Lorraine & Richard

    Lorraine & Richard 19 hours ago



  • Russ and Jude

    Russ and Jude 20 hours ago


    Thinking of you


  • Rebecca

    Rebecca 21 hours ago



  • Mahemuda

    Mahemuda 1 day ago


    Sending you all much love and encouragement. Enzo has the most wonderful family and I know his life will be full of love & the best of care. Thinking of you all xxx


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