Supporting Sheena's travel and rehabilitation
Sheena and family will appreciate and be so grateful for your support over the next few months, as she recovers from this serious stroke.Auckland
Sheena suffered a haemorrhagic thalamic stroke on Sunday 28th June 2020 due to high blood pressure. It was bad but she pulled through and is slowly recovering in the acute stroke rehab ward in Wanganui Hospital.
She is soon to be discharged and transfered to a residential rehabilitation care centre to further recover. Kerri, Cathie and Iain are hoping she can be transferred to Auckland by the ambulance service. Once they find a suitable place there will be on going rehab, accomodation and other costs. There is basic state help and extra help will be expensive - eg. ambulance $4500.00, various therapies, residential care and support.
Sheena is improving day by day but the long term outlook is uncertain. She can move her limbs, sit and stand and has full upper body movement but is not walking yet. She can respond verbally in short bursts. Her attention span is also short due to fatigue. Her personality is strong however her future cognitive status is at the moment unclear on how much she will improve.
Cathie and Kerri are travelling up and down from Auckland to visit Sheena, and Iain is with Sheena much of the time. Covid lockdown is complicating things temporarily.
It will take 6 or more months for the situation to clarify. We stay positive and hopeful for a lot more recovery with great rehabilitation and other therapies supporting her.
Anthony andrew Bell's involvement (page creator)
A friend of Sheena's from 1976.
Use of funds
Donations will be used for travel, on going rehab and to help family help Sheena. If for any reason moneys are unused money will be donated to a local charity for supporting children.
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This page was created on 15 Aug 2020 and closed on 15 Feb 2021.