It takes a community to save and raise a fine young man...
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.Canterbury
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.
we are now at a point where we are close to having our boy home. He is confirmed at C5 complete tertraplegic. He is completely engaged with the work he needs to undertake to get the most from this new body and his future living.
We are currently investigating the best electric mountain bike, hand bike and adaptive ski kit for him and your amazing financial gifts will go a long way towards these items.
Your love and grace will always be with us.
The next part of our journey is finally together as a family and we hope by the end of the year to be shaping up well to this new life.
With the help of an amazing community we are managing to stay in our area in a wee rental until we can find a new forever home. I am closing the page today, so best wishes to you all in life and living, you are a part of our journey always.
Christine, Enzo, Guy and Madeleine
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This page was created on 13 Feb 2020 and closed on 10 Jul 2020.