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Maia and Oshays battle

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Raewyn Elliott for Sarah Elliott

  • $2,440.00 donated
  • 42 generous donors

Reason for this page is to help show support for my sister and her family with her long journey over the the past 10 years and the present

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Hi everyone I'm Raewyn, aunty of these two gorgeous children.

My sister Sarah has 3 children oldest Malakai, Maia and youngest O'shay. And her partner of 17 years(I think) Steve.

Maia is a beautiful 13 year old girl who loves music.

She has NF1( Neruofibromatosis type 1) which caused optic nerve gliomas which has caused her to be totally blind( diagnosed around the age of 3). It was treated with chemotherapy but failed to help save her vision

She has also suffered absent seizures since a young age.

She has two brain tumors which she has had multiple surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy over the last 10 years. She has a shunt in her brain to drain extra fluid from her brain also.

Maia also has a left side hemophlegia(paralysis of one side of the body) with the right side deteriorating over the last two weeks.

Maia has deteriorated over the last month and worsened over the last two weeks. Not being able to toilet herself. Her processing brain function is very slow. She hasn't ben eating or drinking. Sleeping all the time not wanting hugs which if you know maia she loves her hugs and food.

Shes been in Palmerston North hospital the last 4 days now she's going up to Starship hospital for more testing and surgery this week(9th August)

Even though maia has been through this her attitude towards life if admiring.

Now for O'shay hes a cheeky wee man who loves to play golf when he can and isn't in any pain from his back.

Hes 11 years old. He old has NF1(neurofibromatosis) which caused Scoliosis( curvature of the spine)

O'shay has been in and out of starship for 6 years with multiple surgeries on his spine.

Hes had growing rods inserted into his spine, which was unsuccessful twice.

He spent 3 months in starship in halo traction to stretch his spine by 10cm. Which he was also in isolation for the most part as he contacted the hospital superbug going around a the time.

He goes up again in a week for halo traction again and a spinal fusion.

So my sisters family will have two children up in Starship hospital but in different wards.

Use of Funds:

Funds will be spent on loss of wages, travel assistance, groceries, while both children are in starship.

And any other assistance they may need on their journey.

Page created by:

Raewyn Elliott

Manawatu / Whanganui

I'm Maia and Oshays aunty anything you can help with would be greatly appreciated

All funds raised benefit:

Sarah Elliott

Manawatu / Whanganui

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sarah Elliott.

“Dear Maia, O'Shay and family, I'm very sorry to hear you guys are in Starship at the moment! Maia you are an absolute light in this world and O'shay that gorgeous, cheeky smile of yours is infectious, and you are both incredibly strong! I'm sending you both, and your family, all my love and good thoughts, I hope everything goes as well as it could! x”
“Wishing your whānau all the best, and hope that starship can support your tamariki and do an amazing job to help them be well. Aroha”
“Dear Maia, O’Shea and family, when we read this we can feel Maia‘s hugs, hear her laughter and see O’Shea’s cheeky smile. We wish you all the strength you need and the best results you can imagine. Our thoughts are with you all,”
“With love.”
“Hi Sarah and family thinking of you all xx”
“I can't imagine how this whanau copes - Steven is my nephew, his Mum and I are first cousins. I'm saddened to hear of this situation - we have whanau in Auckland, hopefully they can come and awhi whilst you're there. Nga mihi aroha, Mel and whanau x”
“My heart goes out to you and your beautiful brave kids - they certainly made an impact on me the first time we met! Stay strong...we're sending loving vibes your way xxx”
“Wishing you all the best. Such a strong gorgeous family.”
“All the best xo”
“Thinking of you guys x”
  • $2,440.00 donated
  • 42 generous donors

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This cause page was created on 09 Aug 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 09 Feb 2019.

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