Support for Seth
On Tuesday 28 September 2021, 11 year old Seth was hit by a truck on State Highway 10, Kareponia, and suffered devastating injuries. Seth sustained a heavily fractured skull, neck and spine, liver and kidney lacerations, a right broken arm, bruising and deep lacerations to both knees and feet and a large amount of blood loss. Somehow this beautiful young person has survived.
The major concern at this time is for his head injury.
Seth right now is 'fighting for his life'. That is the sad news.
On a lighter note, Seth is young, healthy and strong and to have survived this horrific trauma is incredible. There is hope that young Seth will fulfil his dream to be a great basketball player, and be an inspiration to others.
This has forever changed Seth's life and his family's life.
Seth's mum and dad, Elsie and Robert, will be assisting him 24/7 through this ordeal, which makes employment difficult at the moment. Amongst other changes, dad, Robert will need to move to accommodate the new reality.
Incidentally, in 2018, Seth's younger brother, Billy, was also hit by a car on the exact same stretch of road, State Highway10, Kareponia, and miraculously survived but was left with massive scarring.
Seth is currently in Auckland's, Starship Childrens' Hospital, on the ICU ward. There will be a long road to recovery.
We're calling for your help to minimise some of the costs that Seth and his family face going forward. Travel for the family from Awanui to Auckland, over many months will be exhaustive.
Please give what you can, we will up-date as the situation progresses.
Seth is my first cousin.
Funds raised will go towards ongoing travel costs for the family from Awanui to Auckland, as well as any other expenses associated with the rehabilitation and recovery of Seth.
Amazing strength! 14 October 2021
Seth is finally out of ICU, and although supervised, is walking and using more words with each day that passes.
Seth is aware of his surroundings, however, time to process each movement and thought is trying for him.
Although still in hospital, Seth's journey of rehabilitation will be one of triumph for each goal he is able to meet. There have been moments of frustration and anger, but also of sheer determination, perseverance, and hard work.
It is a blessing that Seth has made so much progress in a short space of time.
We will continue to up-date Seth's progress.
Thank you to all for your prayers, healing and blessings for both Seth and his family.