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Support for Brent and Krystle

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

$33,550 donated
Given by 183 generous donors in 18 days

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

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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

Rodger 9 hours ago
Best wishes for the future, you have been an inspiration and great example for so long, we hope the system gets you back up and going again as so many people want!
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Guest Donor 17 hours ago
Sending positive energy
Jack 3 days ago
Good luck and what a great bunch of friends you have
Caroline 4 days ago
Sending much love to you both 😊 Caroline and Suzie x
Haidee 5 days ago

Who's involved?

J Hutter's avatar
Created by J Hutter
Krystle Theunissen's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Krystle Theunissen on behalf of Brent Shears and Krystle Theunissen

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