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Our Kiwi Brother is critical in ICU at Bangkok Hospital Phuket and needs your help!


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Please help me raise the funds for Hamish to release financial pressure from medical & associated costs while recovering from brain surgery.

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We are shocked and saddened with the sudden news on April 26th 2019 that our loving 45 year old NZ son, brother, dad, and uncle (Hamish) suffered a life threatening brain aneurysm on his first night on holiday in PHUKET. He is currently in the ICU high dependency unit in a Phuket hospital recovering from a major 6 hour operation to clip the aneurysm. Unfortunately it has turned out to be an incomplete aneurysm and he is looking at another procedure in Bangkok to coil the remainder after his 3 week recovery in ICU in Phuket. Hamish is making small progress but has setbacks every few days with debilitating headaches due to vasospasm in his brain post op. He is undergoing physio daily and is working hard towards his independence (which is unfortunately a while away). We do not know his long term prognosis.

Hamish is an awesome man who is very loving and caring. He always tries to make you laugh and he is a neat brother, son, uncle and friend. He works in the mines in Australia and was just beginning his weeks leave when he had his first ever seizure. His travel insurance for medical costs has been accepted but the unexpected costs associated with being hospitalised with a life threatening health condition in a foreign country are enormous. There are extensive costs to family as we travelled to Phuket to be with Hamish and as it stands he needs at least 1 family member with him during his recovery in Phuket and the next procedure in Bangkok. He also requires a family member to accompany him back to Australia once he is fit to fly the long distance. We don't have a time frame of how long he will be in Thailand or what his future holds.

Please help support Hamish and our family as we do all we can to be there for him and take care of him.

Kia Kaha Hamish. We are sending love and light 💕

Use of funds

Initially we thought he needed $50k to cover op costs before they would operate. They’ve gone ahead. We do not know exactly all the other associated costs as yet. He has to recover for at least 3 weeks after his surgery.

Update**10-May 2019

His travel insurance for medical costs has been accepted but the unexpected costs associated with being hospitalised with a life threatening health condition in a foreign country are enormous


Latest donations

  • guest donor

    guest donor 1 day ago

    $70

    see ya soon HAMISH - Perth is waiting!

    $70

  • Karen Mason

    Karen Mason 3 days ago

    $20

    $20

  • Kempo5014

    Kempo5014 3 days ago

    $30

    Best Wishes.

    $30

  • Candy

    Candy 5 days ago

    $20

    $20

  • Captain Mainwaring

    Captain Mainwaring 6 days ago

    Private

    All the best Alan to you and your son.

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Rachel Thorburn

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Waikato

Hi... I'm Hamish's younger sister living in Hamilton NZ.

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“Best Wishes”
“All the best -our thoughts with you over there.”
“Thinking of you all.”
“I wish you a speedy recovery...God Bless you Here Krishna”
“Get well soon Tyvr 😊”
“Wishing you a speedy recovery Hamish.”
“All the best for a speedy recovery”
“All the best for a speedy recovery, Hamish. Thinking of you and your family.”
“Kia Manuia”
“Good luck”
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