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

$41,865 donated

Given by 394 generous donors in 6 weeks


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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Little by little..  13 March 2020

Posted by: christine waterman

Dear Enzo supporters, I have held off on an update because I really wanted to share progress that felt more than incremental.

Well today we have it. Enzo is now with a mini trachy which enables his chest cares to be managed and also enables voice.

Yes our boy can talk again and crack a joke at the expense of his Dad.

He can now also have his neck brace off and sit up without it to 45 degrees.

He is revelling in all of this and it opens the door to a more active phase in his rehabilitation.

Our continued heart felt thanks for your continued concern and support of our fine young man.

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  • Kaspar

    Kaspar 15 hours ago


    You are still in our thoughts every day, from Kaspar Hayes and Family


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    Guest Donor on 15 Mar 2020



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  • Mike

    Mike on 12 Mar 2020



  • Lachlan Telfer

    Lachlan Telfer on 07 Mar 2020


    Lachlan Telfer and family ❤️


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