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Meningitis and sepsis change my life in an instant

Cause page created in the Health category by Sherrin Parsons

  • $2,970.00 donated
  • 34 generous donors

I lost my hands to meningitis and sepsis and would like to get some good prosthetics and he help me with day to day living

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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 all 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. My doctor suggested I start my givealittle page because the dhb will not fund good prosthetics 4 my hands and there are so many things that I can get to assist with achieving day-to-day things. 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.

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Funds will be used for prosthetic diabetes monitors day today gadgets wheelchair taxis

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Sherrin Parsons


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sherrin Parsons.

  • $2,970.00 donated
  • 34 generous donors

$2,970 donated

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This cause page was created on 13 Oct 2018 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 13 Apr 2019.

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