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Steve (Roly) needs our help!

Cause page created in the Health category by Debi Guinness for "Stephen Chamberlain"


$2,365 donated
Given by 31 generous donors in around 5 months

14% heart function, COVID19 and a stroke. Let's take some pressure off Steve, to give him one less thing to worry about!

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Over the past year, as a result of some serious health events, Steve's life has dramatically changed. However, Steve is a fighter. Although he has tried to continue as normal, it has become more and more difficult, with a debilitating heart condition, contracting COVID19 and more recently a crippling stroke.

October 2019 - Steve was hit with a heart virus that took his heart function down to only 14%. He spent many months in and out of hospital and trialled multiple drugs. Unfortunately, because of this illness, and the damage it's done to his heart, he now requires a heart transplant.

March 2020 - Steve was admitted to Waikato hospital with his heart condition. Unfortunately he also tested positive for COVID19, as part of the Matamata cluster. With his heart only working at 14%, this knocked him even harder. At one point Steve was so ill, that his parents were told to prepare for the worst. being hit so hard by this debilitating virus was devastating for Steve, as it meant he was unable to carry on working in the capacity he would have liked.

October 2020 - Steve suffered a stroke which left him paralysed down his left side. Back in Waikato hospital, he started the long road of rehabilitation. On admission to hospital, it was suggested that Comfort Care was an option.

November 2020 - Steve suffered a second smaller stroke, while still in hospital and receiving rehab.

January 2021 - after 11 weeks in hospital, Steve has made some progress with rehab and moved to a Hospital Care Rest Home in Cambridge

Long term, Stephen will require suitable accommodation modifications and assistance that can facilitate intensive rehabilitation.

Steve needs your help, to make the road to recovery that little bit easier. Any contribution would be gratefully appreciated.

Have you got Steve's back? Give a little, please!

Debi Guinness' involvement (page creator)

I am a very close friend of Steve's and have worked beside him for 10 years. It's been heartbreaking seeing my mate so sick this past year and I want the best for him as his fights his latest battles.

Use of funds

Assistance with rehabilitation and accommodation

Any surplus funds will be donated to Stroke Foundation.

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Latest update

Yet another hiccup - a broken femur!   6 February 2021

Posted by: Debi Guinness

Steve had surgery today for a broken femur after a fall. He's currently in recovery and will be taken to HDU to be monitored as blood pressure low.

Very scary time as Steve is still fighting the serious heart condition and trying so hard to rehabilate after strokes.

Thanks for all your support ❤️

Keep up the good fight my friend 💪🥊

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Latest donations

Mike
Mike on 29 May 2021
Get well Steve
$20
Carol
Carol on 31 Jan 2021
Kia piki to ora, Steve. Great man. Ma te atua e manaaki From carol, paige n buddy
$50
Debi Guinness

Much love Carol, Paige & Buddy ❤️❤️

Debi Guinness
Tracy
Tracy on 31 Jan 2021
$100
Debi Guinness

Thanks so much Tracey ❤️

Debi Guinness
Henry UMS
Henry UMS on 28 Jan 2021
$20
Debi Guinness

Thanks Henry 😁

Debi Guinness
Krystal
Krystal on 27 Jan 2021
Kia Kaha Steve, wishing you a speedy recovery! Mum and I always thinking of you and hoping that this year is better than the last! Much aroha from Krystal and Sheila xx
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Debi Guinness

Thank you Sheila & Krystal, much appreciated ❤️

Debi Guinness

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