Meningitis and sepsis change my life in an instant
- $3,020.00 donated
- 35 generous donors
I lost my hands to meningitis, sepsis. like to get some prosthetics and my diabetes senses and things 2 help me with day to day living
It started off with a cold which you don't think anything of. I drove to the coast to pick my sister up and things started to get worse my breathing became difficult and I turned to my sister and said I think I need an ambulance. So we made it to Arthur's Pass and called the ambulance. They got me to hospital in time but it was very touching go, they asked my family if they wanted to save my life or my organs as they didn't think the outcome would be very good because of multiple organ failure. I have lost one hand and I have stumps on the other hand and most of my toes on my left foot. And meningitis also took my spleen. So I have been in hospital for 6 months but I am slowly getting better at walking with my Fame but still need my wheelchair. I saw the prosthetics team and they said that the ministry of health will not find anything for my left hand because it is too expensive and because I wouldn't have anything for the left I wouldn't be able to put the attachment on my right hand, so I would have to come up with the money myself. And being a Type 1 Diabetic I need to check my sugars frequently through the day but they also will not fund a sensor as I cannot put my finger. I really do not understand our health system. At the moment I have the help of people showering and getting me dressed but the main goal is to try gain my independence back and start my new life. It is tough as you don't realise how hard day today things are until you're in the situation.
Use of Funds:
Funds will be used for prosthetic diabetes monitors day today gadgets wheelchair taxis
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Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sherrin Parsons.
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