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Lets Bring Eli Home

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Samantha Hill for "Eli Honeysett"

  • $39,291.50 donated
  • 284 generous donors

Eli is an amazing and brave 6 year old boy, in April 2016 he was diagnosed with Infectious Myelitis which has left him paralysed.

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My name is Eli Honeysett and I am 6 years old. My home is in Kahutara in the Wairarapa where I live with my twin brother Isaac and little brother Jesse, my Mum and my Dad. In April 2016 I caught a virus and became very ill. I was rushed to hospital where I was diagnosed with Infectious Myelitis. This is a rare condition which has meant I am paralysed and cannot use my arms or legs or breathe on my own any more.

I am a happy boy and have a great smile and a fantastic sense of humour. My Mum and Dad say I am clever and brave. I am grateful that I understand what people are saying and over the last few months have come a long way with my communication, from blinking then mouthing words to now being able to talk around my trache most of the time.

One day soon I hope I will be able to go home and live with my family. My home will have been specially adapted for me. Before that can happen a lot of things need to be sorted and we need to raise some money to help change things at home and to buy a special van that has a ramp and can take my wheelchair.

Thank you for reading this, I hope you will be able to help me a little bit and in return I promise to keep smiling and trying my best.


A word from Eli's Mum and Dad:

In April last year our son Eli was struck with a rare neurological condition called Infectious Myelitis. He was at school playing with friends on the Friday and then on full life support 3 days later.

Eli is still an amazing kid but sadly he is now completely unable to move his body or breathe on his own. He was in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Zealand’s Starship Hospital for 10 months until recently when we returned to our local hospital where he is currently staying.

Eli blows us away with his patience, sense of humor and kind spirit.

We were completely shattered by the sudden illness of our amazing wee boy. We have watched as he has recovered over the last eleven months in hospital and will seek every possible avenue to give him the best chance in spite of his paralysis. We will try everything to get him the best possible chance to learn and contribute in life, but cannot do it alone. We need the specialists who can help us to get him equipment to learn and hopefully move in someway.

We don't look at statistics or time-scales but we do pray for Eli to be well again despite his future being so unknown. Once he is ready we hope Eli will be able to move back home with us. We just need your support to help us to create the facilities that Eli will need.

If you feel able to help us to achieve this by donating whatever you can please do so. Each donation means so much and we are ever so grateful. Eli means the world to us, and if you ever met him you would understand in an instant why.

Matt and Tracey Honeysett

Use of Funds:

The funds raised from this page for Eli will go towards a special mobility vehicle able to transport him, renovations around his home to allow access fo his chair and equipment and to facilitate areas for his cares, as well as on-going costs and support.

Page created by:

Samantha Hill


My name is Samantha Hill and I am Eli's Aunty. I have created this page so that family, friends and other amazing people are able to show their support to Eli and his family.

All funds raised benefit:

Eli Honeysett

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Tracey & Matt Honeysett on behalf of Eli Honeysett.

  • $39,291.50 donated
  • 284 generous donors

$39,292 donated

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This cause page was created on 28 Mar 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 30 Jun 2018.

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