Jason Bathgate & Andrew Childs were seriously burned when a kettle erupted. Please help us raise money for them during this difficult period
On 10th September Jason Bathgate of 8 Wired Brewing and Andrew Childs of Behemoth Brewing Company were seriously burned when a kettle erupted. They were airlifted to Auckland hospital and, given the gravity of their burns, recovery will take time. Both have received numerous skin grafts so far, an aspect of the accident that's still underway.
This Give A Little Page has been set up to raise and beyond so they can focus on getting well without the worry of financial pressures.
It's times like this we realise what an incredibly supportive family the beer community is and this is a way for some of us who can't be in Auckland visiting them to show our support by doing something practical for Jason and Andrew and their families.
Right now, visits to operating theatre and skin grafts have become routine. Once out of hospital, dressings will still need professional attention and the cost of commuting to surgery will add up. They will also need as much support as possible in the home. If you know these two, then you know recovery is unquestionable, but as some of you know, with burns, it's still a long road ahead. All things considered, they're in good spirits and doing relatively well, although right now they can't drink delicious beers made by their mates around New Zealand and the world!
The guys are in the best possible hands at the National Burns Centre at Middlemore Hospital and, even if you can't give here, they'd really appreciate visitors to break the long days. Visiting hours are 2 to 8 pm, though it's best to ring the unit (09 276 0000) before arriving. Please be aware, no flowers or plants allowed.
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