Please help us while our dad recovers from his freak accident

$11,850 of $15,000 goal
Given by 200 generous donors in 11 weeks

Help us support dad in the coming months of his recovery after his freak burns accident over 2 weeks ago now.

Darfield, Canterbury

On Saturday 2nd April dad grinded into an old metal drum that previously had isopropyl alcohol in it but was empty, When the sparks from the grinder went into the drum the residue chemical ignited with the spark causing the drum to blow up engulfing dad in flames the explosion was heard all over the area, we were quick to respond however the damage had already been done.

Dad suffered burns to 70% of his body (from his head to his thighs) upon further inspection by plastic surgeons in Christchurch hospital they found the majority of his burns were deeper and more severe then originally expected so the difficult decision was made to transfer dad to Middlemore Hospital where he is now receiving the care he needs for his severe burns in the ICU which has access to the country’s best national burns unit and specialist staff and surgeons.

As a single income family dad being out of work will seriously impact us financially such as continuing to pay our mortgage as well as other essential bills and food costs as well as while we are here in Auckland to support dad.

Already within the first two weeks since the accident dad has had two major infections which they have managed to control it these events did show us the vulnerability dad is still subject to and risk and critical nature of his injuries mean his life is still threatened daily and we don’t know what the future holds.

Dads recovery will include weeks of surgery to clean skin and then autograft his skin using his own skin.

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Any funds raised will go towards supporting our essential costs like the mortgage essential bills and food costs while we have to stay here in Auckland as well as at home. Also will cover flight costs for the family to go back and fourth from auckland.

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Dad is doing well  1 June 2022

Hi all, this is an update to let all of our amazing donors know that dad is doing well, his skingraphs physio and other aspects of his recovery are all going well. Dad has also progressed onto pureed food which is a good positive step.

Dad is in good spirits with his progress and he loves having us visit whenever we can.

Mum has been a crucial part of his recovery so far especially with the nurses in the national burns unit being understaffed meaning they struggle to give dad the care that he needs at times. E.g feeding dad his lunch and dinner.

It has taken alot of pressure off the family having the givealittle money there to support us when needed.

A big thanks goes out to all our amazing donors again for your support


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McMillan on 20 Jun 2022
Wishing you all the best from Aengus and family
Shayne on 11 Jun 2022
Thinking of you all. Prayers.
Marcus Burney

Thank you Shayne ❤️❤️

Marcus Burney
Paul whānau
Paul whānau on 01 Jun 2022
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Guest Donor on 31 May 2022
Helping to support the family so they can support Kevin, with less financial worries.

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