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Casey loses scalp!!!

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on Wednesday 29th November 2017 my brothers girlfriend Casey Barnes's life took a turn for the worse..

Beautiful Casey while working in the shearing sheds as a roustabout had the most horrific accident. An accident that could only be described as something unimaginable.

While tramping the wool down in a wool pack to make more room.. Casey's amazing, long, beautiful, curly hair which was in a bun was caught in an electric motor located above her. This motor has a belt on it that drives a shaft to run the hand pieces so the shearers can shear.

Our poor darling Casey was scalped from the back of the head releasing just above her eyes and ears. My brother and Casey's' dad who are both shearers were witnesses to this devastating tragedy.

Casey was flown straight to Sydney hospital the day of her accident where she underwent 20 hours of surgery and was in an induced coma until Sunday 3rd December to limit head movement.. Casey has undergone a number of surgery's to try and save her scalp but unfortunately her scalp was unable to be saved as it died and did not take. Casey is now undergoing surgery to have artificial skin put on her head.

Our darling Casey who is such an incredible fighter has a long road to recovery and will be based in Sydney for some time.. Both casey and my brother are from country towns hours from Sydney.

As a shearer and a roustabout, not only is it bloody hard work but if it rains you don't get paid. There is no such thing as annual or sick leave in the industry.. you don't work you don't get paid.

I have started this page to ask for your support to help these two to make this incredibly tuff time they have ahead of them a little less stressful financially..

The money raised will be used for accommodation, food and travel expenses while family are needing to be based at Sydney to be with our beautiful, brave, happy go lucky, giggle Casey.

SO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE IF YOU CAN DONATE, YOUR DONATION NO MATTER HOW SMALL WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED... IT ALL ADDS UP!!!




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Update from Casey...

Plastic surgeon had a look dis morning, looks as good as it can be. Surgery on Thursday which will be adding more artificial skin, then skin graft.
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Update on Casey's progress:

80% of Casey's artificial skin took which is amazing because doctors only expected 50% to take. What more could we expect from our Champion but the best results possible? Casey had surgery today to remove the 20% of skin that did not take and new skin was applied.

Again, it's a waiting game to see if the 20% is going to take. However, I'm sure our high spirited, highly driven fighter will bet all odds with the highest result possible.

Casey and Boyd had an amazing Christmas sourrounded by family. They would like to thank everyone for their very generous donations and are overwhelmed that donations are still coming in. They wish everyone and very happy and safe New Year!
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An update on Casey's progress:

Casey's first reaction when seeing her artificial skin was, OMG I look horrible!!! However, our high spirited champion's positive attitude and witty personality quickly came to the forefront and these words came out of her mouth.. "I look way better than when I fist came in here" Casey your a true inspiration!!!

Our darling you looked beautiful before and your beautiful still (it's Boyd that looks bad with those eyebrows) .

The next hurdle is the waiting game to see if the artificial skin will take but so far so good.
With Casey's positive attitude, Boyd by her side, great family support and Casey's never give up slogan will see her through this long road to recovery.

Casey and Boyd would like to thank you all from the bottom of their hearts for everyone's messages of support and donations. They would like too keep everyone updated on Casey's progress through this page. They are overwhelmed with the amount of money raised by all you kind, generous and beautiful people and they thank each and everyone of you.

Casey and Boyd ask that there be no more donations please. Casey says the money that you were going to donate, put it towards your own Christmas. They would like to whisk everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!
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