Lockdown bus driver attack - second attack

$37,350 of $800 goal
Given by 1170 generous donors in 8 weeks

Initially fundraising to replace his glasses, now funds excess of our goal will go to Dads significant rehabiliation.


My darling Dad was attacked on the job while providing essential service bus transport. The 3 offenders attacked him, tried to gauge out his eyes and left him broken and beaten, including smashing his $800 glasses. We need to replace his glasses so he can see to drive again. Any help you can provide would be massively appreciated, and we're humbled by your help.

*** UPDATE *** your endless and mind-blowing generosity now also means Dad can afford to take a little time out to recover, not a bad thing given the extent of his injuries, and the time it'll take to get new glasses (which he'll need to be able to drive again). I just can not possibly thank you all enough.

Gabrielle Wildbore's involvement (page creator)

David is my darling dad.

Use of funds

Replacement of prescription glasses.

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Latest update

Rehab update  7 October 2021

Hi all, dad is settled at a truamatic brain injury rehabilitation clinic, where he'll be for several weeks. Currently suffering from post-traumatic amnesia and his brain needs time to heal. Had a successful surgery on his hand also. Thank you all so much for your continued support. This will be a long road to recovery for my father.

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Deb on 24 Oct 2021
So sad NZ has come to this. Get well soon 😇
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Phoenix Kiwa on 20 Oct 2021
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Guest Donor on 05 Oct 2021
Get well David xx

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This campaign started on 30 Aug 2021 and ended on 31 Oct 2021.