Help bring Devon Home
Megan,Devons devoted mum has been in the hospital by his side from the start. the financial costs are beginning to mount up...and thats not the start of it...to bring Devon home to an environment which will be adequate for his care requirements the family home will need modifying and renovating to allow for a wheelchair,hoists and a new bathroom to tend to his personal care requirements. He will also need a new bed .These are just the few things that Devon will need on his discharge from hospital.
The family has yet to recieve any form of compensation or funding for these imminent requirements for Devons future care. My name is Sandy and as a friend of Megan and Justin and their beautiful children i am imploring people to donate to Devon and his family so the financial burden and stress they are facing now and into the future will be eased as they come to terms with the loss of Devons physical independance and dreams of further mobility.
We are slowly setting up his rehab appointments for twice a week & he has been doing so well, constantly persisting until he's tired or it hurts. The temporary mods to shower him in our ensuite are working well until we can get started on the family bathroom modifications thank god. Still waiting on SWEP funding to be approved & then the green light to start the job. I'm still not working & won't be until at least February/March next year when Devon will hopefully go back to school full time. He gets very tired easily & also needs to lie down in his bed during the day to rest his back after sitting for a while. He's doing fantastic with his manual transfers to chair/bed/car but it's exhausting for all of us too. In a way it's good it's too cold &/or wet to get out for walks or go outside because Our next plan of attack is to excavate half our backyard to allow Devon access. He loves nothing better than to feel the wind in his face, watch the trees move & rustle. He can no longer enjoy his swing or trampoline so the least we can do is provide him access to his own backyard.
I know I mentioned Dev's tiredness, but Justin & I are pretty exhausted as well. Not just the emotional & physical drain & trauma of the last few months but from Dev's waking during the night & the occasional nightmares, It's like having a toddler again. On wheels. Despite all this we are reminded constantly of how blessed we are to still have him with us! We never know what we are capable of until faced with no other choice. It's Devon's smiles & regular hugs that make it all so worthwhile. Thank you all so much for your love & support. Without this amazing bubble you have all created we would be so lost.
Love Megan, Justin, Jaimon, Devon & Flynn xx
Still a long road ahead but the help and assistance to help get him back home & participating in his regular life is so heartwarming & humbling.
Thank you all so much for your generosity & support financially, spiritually & emotionally . We'll keep you posted on Devon's recovery & progress. Blessings to you all, the very grateful Brown family xx
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make this happen & I will keep you all as updated as possible. Love & blessings from Megan, Justin, Jai, Devon & Flynn xx
Over 15,000 raised to Help Bring Devon Home in 5 days of the Campaign.this is an amazing result and demostrates the generosity and compassion of the human heart. Thank you to everybody who has donated.Please continue to share with your friends and family. Blessings to you all. Sandy.
Thank you all so much! The love & support we are receiving from so many of you is so humbling & we cannot begin to thank you all enough. Our goal is to get Devon home as soon as possible for his emotional wellbeing, even if it's just for daily then weekend visits. It's tough on a daily basis as Devon is not coping with the hospital regime of constant poking & prodding.& the changing of faces. Being non verbal too he needs one of us who knows & understands him to be with him for most of the day & night. This has been also incredibly tough on our family as a whole too. Today we managed to get Devon down to the RCH restaurant Smith & Singleton to help celebrate his brother Flynn's 10th birthday with a beautiful array of family members. I'll post some pictures on my page for you all & keep you as updated as I can from there. Big big hugs & love from Moo & the Brown Boys (Justin, Jaimon, Devon & Flynn) xx
Great to hear Devon and yourselves are doing a lot better now he is at home, sending our thoughts and best wishes your way Deb & Phil xx
So glad things are progressing in a positive way. What a brave & resilient young man Devon is. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Great update Megan! x
hang in there Megan you're all doing such a fantastic job to get Dev home. we all love and admire you. keep up good work.
Thanks to each donation to Help bring Devon Home we have raised almost $37,000 in 27 days! This has been an amazing result. Please continue to share Devons Journey so we can reach our target.Devon has a huge challenge ahead of him to adjust to the adverse reaction he has had to surgery resulting in paralysis in his legs and various infections since. The Brown family deserve all the support we can give.Bless you all.Love Sandy.
Today we have reached the half way mark for Devons campaign to help bring him home. This is incredible and i am so grateful to you all that have donated so far. Your contribution will assist so much.It is not only the donation that assists Devon and his family,it is the gift of giving in whatever way we can that is the greatest gift to humanity..May we continue to watch Devons campaign grow .i truly believe we can reach our target. Love Sandy.
Wow! Every time i check to see how Devons campaign is progressing i get BLOWN away by peoples generosity and lovely comments.Every one who knows this beautiful boy and his family understand the struggles they are enduring. I hope we can reach our target however this is a fantastic start to easing some of the financial stress. Everyday their are costs at the hospital..parking tickets ,food, petrol the list goes on. Every dollar is greatly appreciated.much love to you All. Sandy