Stunt Woman Dayna Grant - Emergency Brain Surgery

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Given by 1429 generous donors in 9 weeks

Mother & StuntWoman Dayna Grant was injured on major film set and needs immediate surgery for an aneurysm.


World renowned Stuntwoman Dayna Grant (Wonder Woman, Mad Max, Snow White, Xena, Ash vs Evil Dead) recently sustained a head injury while on set filming for an upcoming series/film.

After experiencing symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury Dayna was sent for Neuroimaging CT and MRI scans.

Unfortunately receiving the devastating diagnosis of an 8mm Aneurysm and upper spinal (neck) injuries.

Surgeons recommend immediate surgery. As is often the way with these things Insurance and liability are a maze of red tape and potentially life threatening delay through the Public Health system.

Immediate, private Surgery costs $NZ60,000

We would like to give Dayna’s friends, film Whanau (family) including the Stunt community and fans of her work around the world the opportunity to help.

Dayna is not only a World class stunt woman, but a mother of 3 (her youngest, Ryder is 7) and pioneer for the arts within her community. She runs a stunt school based in New Zealand and works with youth.

If you know and love Dayna, have enjoyed her work or shared her training/inspirational workshops please help us get her looked after as soon as possible and with the best care.

Let’s get Dayna fixed and on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Ngā mihi nui.

Thank you

Use of funds

To pay for the urgent brain/aneurysm surgery. If there is enough raised funding may also be used for post-op physio after care. Health insurance has confirmed they are unable to cover the surgery, and the public system has a minimum 4 month waiting list. ACC have also fought to say that it’s not covered.

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Update from Dayna   20 August 2021

I am week 5 after brain surgery and doing extremely well thanks to everyone’s help and support 🙏🏾

I had an appointment with my surgeon today and I am cleared to start doing basic stuff again, only cause I’m experienced on an amazing horse he has given me the ok to go ahead to get on my horse ⭐️

This has made me extremely happy 😃

My day is jam pack filled with rehab.

9am morning stretch yoga and cold pressed juices start for the day and vitamins

10am neurophysio brain training

11am brain break

12pm hang with my horses

1pm oxygen therapy chamber for 1 hour 45min and meditation.

3pm hang out with my son

4pm 2nd neurophysio brain training

5pm brain break

6pm yoga strength session

7pm dinner and shower etc

8:30 bedtime 😴

I am feeling really good and I think I am starting to get a small amount of sight back in my left eye.

I try to keep my eye patch off but sometimes I need it on to give my eye a break (it’s trying really hard) “you can do it left eye” 😂

Every day I feel an improvement and I’m gonna come back better than before any of this.

I have found meditation and a huge appreciation for life and the amazing people in this world….. and what is truly important to me.

I have turned a negative into a positive and for the first time in I don’t know how long I have been able to focus on my health.

So I want to thank you all for following me on my journey, still a way to go but it’s a happy journey thanks to you all.

Oh yeah and my surgeon couldn’t believe I haven’t been on medication for the past month, he said I was the picture perfect patient 😂

Stunt School Update:

I try my hardest to make it along to see everyones happy faces at the workshops, sometimes it will take a week of rehab (after) to be able to make it back again to see everyone….. but it’s worth it 🙏🏾

January 2022 is the next time I’m allowed to drive a car again in public.

I have an eye specialist appointment soon but due to covid restrictions that probably won’t happen.

I owe it all to nutrition, positivity and the oxygen chamber and I wouldn’t have had any of this without you all 🙏🏾🙏🏾♥️♥️

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 31 Aug 2021
Wanted to give one more time before the site closes. 😘 Continue the hard work!
Lucy Holloway
Lucy Holloway on 13 Aug 2021
Sending love and light
Keith on 11 Aug 2021
Fred on 10 Aug 2021
Prayers for a swift recovery.
Mike on 01 Aug 2021
I hope all is going well and getting better each day MAXX

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