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Long road to recovery for a young mum!!

  • Chelsea’s 5 month update 🙏🏽

      19 April 2023
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    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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    • 19/04/2023 by Phil

      Wow! You are an amazing woman!! Go you good thing!!!

    • 19/04/2023 by Angela

      Oh! Chelsea what an amazing strong woman you are! Such wonderful news about your leg. Your children look gorgeous and so happy to have their mum back. Mustn’t forget your supportive husband. I’m sure he is so relieved to have the love of his life smiling again. It has been such a difficult road for you and you look fabulous! I’m so glad you have a strong network of people around you and hopefully be able to return to normal life again soon. 🙏

      God Bless all. 🌸💌 Angela in AUS

    • 21/04/2023 by Jennifer

      Well done Chelsea and a thumbs up to the amazing doctors who put you back together.

      Your family is lovely 🌹

  • Merry Xmas and thank you ♥️🎅🏼

      21 December 2022
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    Firstly we would like to say thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts to each and every single one of you that have donated and have continued to share this post and to those who have sent kind messages and reached out in other ways your messages have made this process so much better ♥️

    I last updated you when Chelsea was going in for her major surgery and all went extremely well with needing to do a little less than they had planned so that was great news!

    Chelsea is on the mend and has left hospital after a long 5 weeks and 9 massive surgeries.

    She is not allowed to put any weight on the leg for the next 3 months and will remain in a wheelchair. She is just so thankful she can be surrounded by her family on xmas day 🙏🏽

    Chelsea has made a plan to continue her stay in nz for the next 6 months while she continues to make her leg stronger than ever! Chelsea would love to go home to Australia but sadly this is just not affordable with loosing help from acc for medical if she does.

    Update on Pippa - she has had her cast removed Friday last week just before xmas so she is so so happy!

    Thank you again for everything if I could line you all up and give you hug I would! You have all been amazing thank you ♥️

    Merry Christmas 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼

    Be safe and have a happy new year 🙏🏽

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  • Surprise visitor

      9 December 2022
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    Today Chelsea got a surprise visitor.

    Sally secretly flew in late last night.

    Many years of happiness to see each other

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      7 December 2022
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    I thought it was time to jump on and give another update to all of the amazing people that have been so supportive.

    3 weeks in and unfortunately I am still stuck in a hospital bed with 8 surgeries up my sleeve with another Friday.

    I am so lucky to have both my legs but yet to know at this stage how they will work or what they are going to look like.

    I have had so many positive outcomes but just as many knock downs.

    Sorry I haven’t got back to many messages but I am thankful to be in your thoughts.

    I will forever be grateful for all the support, help and love my babies have received ✨

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    • 08/12/2022 by Michelle

      You’re so brave and I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through. Wishing you all the best.

    • 08/12/2022 by Dini

      Hi Chelsea , I think of you every day and hope you and your beautiful family are getting all the love and support you deserve. Kia Kaha

  • Chelsea’s big day

      4 December 2022

    Tomorrow is Chelsea’s big day.

    Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she enters surgery to have her Latissimus dorsi removed and used on her leg.

    Chelsea is currently in a lot of pain, pain I can not even imagine.

    We thank each and everyone of you for your financial support and your beautiful well wishes. Let me assure you Chelsea is reading each one.

    Thank you again 😘

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    • 05/12/2022 by Marissa

      I’ll be praying for you today Chelsea. 🙏

    • 06/12/2022 by Phil

      So thinking of you Chelsea. I recently had my shoulder operated on so know a bit about pain but no doubt nothing like what you asre going through. Our family is super busy with work, school and life at the moment but we still have time (and do take time) to think about you and your family and even though we don't know you we send all our love and best wishes and will continue to support you. Look forward to the updates. We will send a bit more $ when we can... Love, Phil & family

  • Chelsea’s Surgery #7

      3 December 2022
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    Good Morning All,

    Chelsea received her 6th surgery yesterday with positive feedback from the doctors able to repair Chelsea’s femur bone.

    Chelsea is unfortunately in a lot of pain and is likely to be placed back on to ketamine.

    Monday is the biggie, she will go back under to have her latissimus dorsi removed and placed on her leg to replace lost muscle from lack of blood loss. This is going to be crucial to get this right but we have faith in Chelsea’s doctors.

    Please keep Chelsea in your thoughts over this weekend.

    And again thank you for your donations 😘 you are all beautiful!

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    • 05/12/2022 by Angela

      Hi Samantha be strong young mother you are in my prayers! I pray for your strength & complete recovery from this trial before you. I pray for the surgeons hands to have the finest precision to repair your leg. Your babies are with you, your husband and immediate families, there are many pray fully standing in the gap of hope for you today. You will be blessed abundantly 🙏❤️❤️💕🌸

  • 7 NEWS

      2 December 2022
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    All we can say is WOW!

    We are overwhelmed, the support and love our hearts are full.

    The video only shows a small amount but I hope it help’s understand why funding is so crucial right now.

    We love each and everyone one of you that have donated. Small or big you are all hero’s.

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      2 December 2022
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    Any business that donate over $500 will receive a plug of your business on our update page.

    This will gain you access to both Australian and New Zealand viewers that are new and returning visitors to our Givealittle page. With backlinks coming from Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail Brisbane, Stuff and The Press in NZ and soon to be channel 7 NEWS and Sunrise. With more and more front line media still contacting family today. This is a huge audience. We also have shares happening on Facebook and Instagram bringing more and more people to our donation page.

    A email will also be sent out to all current donors with the update showing your business plug! With over 550 donors up to now.

    Please donate this Christmas. This family needs your help.

    We thank you in advance for your donation!

    Merry Christmas

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  • Super Hero Mum!

      2 December 2022
  • Support!

      1 December 2022

    We believe the funds incurred by this beautiful family exceed the original $50,000 due to the lack of support met by both the New Zealand and the Australian Government.

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  • Update on ACC & Chelsea!

      1 December 2022
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    Firstly, thank you all for your donations during this time we appreciate you so much and it’s so nice to be surrounded by such caring people! All your comments are so heartwarming, so thank you!

    Tomorrow is the day my beautiful cousin (Chelsea) 02/12/2022 takes on a massive surgery where they will remove her back lateral muscle and wrap this around her leg in order to try and save the leg! This is her last chance of hope which is an 80% chance. The next 12 months will involve Chelsea learning to walk again and rebuilding the strength in her back.

    We have also been informed ACC will not help with any support for Chelsea’s husband and 4 children ages 2-4-6-8, as you can imagine the children are so unsettled stressed and struggling! moving them around and separating them is not ideal, these kids need a safe space!

    We would also like to say thank you to the social worker and Ranui House.

    Chelsea is born and bred in New Zealand she is a kiwi! She deserves to be treated and given the care she deserves in her own country!

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  • Super mum - Chelsea

      25 November 2022
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    Hello everyone,

    Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you from all of us for your donations and support for Chelsea and her family during this time, it means so much to us.

    Chelsea has already had 3 large surgeries and has her 4th and 5th lined up in the next coming week, We have also been told no weight on the leg for the next 3 months.

    The drs are working hard to navigate the best process for Chelsea’s leg.

    Wee Pip is recovering well! We are all so proud of her!

    From Chelsea and her family, Thank you!

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