Long road to recovery for a young mum!!

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Helping Chelsea’s family while in New Zealand to get through this hard time.

Christchurch, Canterbury

Chelsea, a kiwi living in Australia, and her 4 beautiful children (aged 8,6,4 & 2) had been in NZ visiting family for less than a day when they were involved in a tragic accident.

Chelsea was hit by a car while walking in a carpark with her children who are fortunate to be OK, but Pip (4) is being monitored for concussion and suffered fractures to her wrist and collarbone.

Chelsea sustained serious injuries to her leg. She was airlifted to Nelson hospital and has already undertaken a lengthy and complicated surgery.

The extent and permanency of her injuries are yet to be determined. Among other injuries she suffered a compound fracture to the femur, broken shin, and damage to her arteries. Chelsea will likely spend several weeks in hospital and undergo further surgeries in attempt to save her leg and regain function.

Chelsea’s husband is on his way to New Zealand to be with his family who are understandably in shock and will need a lot of support.

Chelsea is an incredibly selfless and beautiful person. She always puts others first and this page has been set up as we know many people will want to return the favour to her.

Chelsea was surrogate mum this year and is the most amazing mum to her own 4 children under 8.

This short holiday has turned into a nightmare. There will undoubtedly be costs involved for this young family and we would like to help relieve the burden by ensuring they do not need to worry about finances at this time.

Thanks & I’ll keep you updated.

Samantha Coe's involvement (page creator)

Chelsea is my beautiful cousin!

Use of funds

Both parents are unable to work during this time with the unknown time in nz - funds will go to the mortgage and support of the 4 children while in nz, travel to and from Australia to Nz when required.

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Chelsea’s 5 month update 🙏🏽  19 April 2023

It’s been 5 months since the horrible accident!

I thought I would give you a update with how chelsea and her family are getting on, but firstly I want to say a massive thank you from Chelsea and her family! With your generous donations they were able to purchase a suitable car that was wheelchair friendly, rent a house for 6 months and set the girls up in a local school, overall this has played a huge part in supporting there day to day costs being a family of 6.

On the 31st March Chelsea got the approval to start putting weight on her leg! This was amazing as you know we have gone from potential amputation to being told “you can put weight on your leg”, this is truely a blessing ♥️ Chelsea still continues to have monthly visits to the Chch hospital, on going physio appointments and ongoing treatments with complications along the way.

When we get together we continue to talk about you all and how generous you all are and how lucky we are to have you in our corner through this journey we appreciate you all! I will be back to give you another update along the way 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Erin on 23 Dec 2022
Sending positive and healing vibes to you and your family
Liz on 23 Dec 2022
Leanne on 22 Dec 2022
Good luck with the recovery. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Xmas.
Allan on 21 Dec 2022
Glad you are doing well. Hope this will help you.
David on 21 Dec 2022
Hang in there Chelsea! This is our second effort to help ease the difficult position you and your family finds itself in and with Christmas knocking on out door.David
Samantha Coe

David you are so kind ♥️ thank you so much and Merry Xmas to you and your family

Samantha Coe

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This campaign started on 16 Nov 2022 and ended on 30 Dec 2022.