Support for Brent and Krystle

Cause page created in the Health category by J Hutter for "Brent Shears and Krystle Theunissen"

$35,510 donated
Given by 192 generous donors in around 6 months

Support Brent and Krystle during this tough time. Your support will help ease some of the pressure they are both feeling.


Brent Shears is a living legend and a force of nature. His partner Krystle is a rock and an effing machine. Superheroes for sure, but they've run up against very hard times. For years, they have been managing Brent's increasingly dire health struggles as he faces kidney failure and awaits transplant surgery. The Wanaka couple have done their best to run their award-winning Water Taxi service while undergoing rounds of treatment and setbacks. COVID-19 and the White Island disaster badly impacted Brent's surgical schedule. He recently underwent open heart surgery to repair a valve. On November 11, Brent's leg was amputated below the knee.

J Hutter's involvement (page creator)

We are friends of Brent and Krystle. We represent a group of their friends who wish to support them.

Use of funds

The couple will struggle to operate their Wanaka-based business while in Christchurch for medical care. Donations will help cover travel expenses and basic living costs like food and bills.

Latest update

Additional Use of Funds  20 November 2020

Posted by: J Hutter

Donations will also help pay for specialty prosthetics that Brent will need.

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Latest donations

Jenny and Ross
Jenny and Ross on 02 Apr 2021
Even in Australia the Mt Cook gossip tree grows. We are so sad to hear your news Brent. Always a pillar of strenght and endurance in our eyes. Thinking of you often and always Lots of Love Jenny and Ross
Di & Rich
Di & Rich on 04 Feb 2021
Best wishes, Di & Rich
Andrew on 29 Jan 2021
Feargal on 21 Jan 2021
I have to admit that your tragic circumstances brought me to tears and I have thought about you every day since I received the message. It makes me so sad. Ir feels so unfair and it does sound like that the loss of your leg should have been avoidable. While I don't know the details it's hard to imagine how your foot issue was neglected to such a degree. I must offer my sincere apologies for taking so long to send you a little support. You've always taken everything head on handled it in style. I have complete faith that you will make best out of this setback and that you will find the strength to prepare yourself for the transplant. If you are, or come to be, in need of finicianal support do ask and I will gladly do what I can. All my best mate, Ferg
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Dec 2020
Im Anna Kate Hutter's Mother, Annie.. This donation is for Her Birthday ....With Love

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Paying to a verified bank account of Krystle Theunissen on behalf of Brent Shears and Krystle Theunissen

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