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Emily's Healing Journey

$29,640 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 291 people in 1 month
Created November 20, 2018
Connie Rose Johnston
on behalf of Phil Tomkins
Meet Emily. We are from Melbourne and she is my cousin. She is 4 years old and the most imaginative, playful, happy soul. Devastatingly, Emily was in a horrific car accident a few days ago and sustained irreparable damage to her little body. We have been told the most soul crushing news, that Emily is now a quadriplegic. We currently don't know the extent of her breathing capabilities on her own, yet with the rehab in the coming months, we hope she will be able to do this on her own. The doctors seem to think it will be months before she goes home, potentially a year. Emily's mummy Lisa,  was also involved in the car accident and is also in hospital with damage to both legs. She has undergone surgery and requires more. The healing process wont be as quick as we hoped and she will take a little while to heal.
Currently Emily and her mum are in separate hospitals and we do not know when Emily's mummy can pay Em a visit to let her know her mummy is there. Meanwhile Emily's daddy Phil Tomkins, teenage brother and 2 year old sister, need to manage the best they can, over the coming days, weeks, months and the future. With ongoing living expenses, food, petrol, car maintenance, you name it, we want to help. Living an hour away from the two separate hospitals, the challenges are very real for Emily's daddy to be in multiple places at once and trying to keep it together for his loved ones. All extra money raised is to relieve the long term  financial burden, to enable Emily's family, to not have to think twice, if they can afford everyday essentials from  milk and bread to  nappies for her sister. 
Please, if you have any spare money to donate, please help these guys so they can all be home together, as soon as humanly possible and let their lives continue on, in the most comfortable way possible. 


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Posted by Connie Rose Johnston
1 month ago
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Hi Guys, Just letting you all know Lisa has had her surgeries and is in rehab coming along in leaps and bounds so she can be beside Emily as quick as possible. They have managed to spend time together, with Lisa being hauled over to Emily's bedside where Lisa wants to be. Phil is working around the clock, being there for his family with the help of Ronald McDonald House and loved ones.
Little Emily's road ahead is becoming clearer day by day. She has miraculously managed to shrug both shoulders and occasionally raise one arm. So the initial prognosis may not be exact at all. We cannot ignore the power of prayer and good intentions! She still remains in hospital for a number of months head. All prayers are definitely being received and so much gratitude for you all out there is beyond words from these guys! Emily is becoming louder with her voice and being her cheeky self a lot of the time. They will all be together by Emily's bedside Christmas day being very thankful for the love they all have for one another and each and every one of you for your love and support.
Please keep sharing our Go Fund Me page- I would love nothing more to get to our $50k target for this beautiful family x
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$29,640 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 291 people in 1 month
Created November 20, 2018
Connie Rose Johnston
on behalf of Phil Tomkins
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