Peter Dawes "Fundraiser"

This is an online fundraiser for " Peter Dawes" husband to Margaret and father of 5, Deb, Jodi, Norm, Peter (dec) and Adam. Grandfather to 11 and great grandfather to 4. A resident of Uki and Murwillumbah for his whole 68 years Here's his story7 weeks ago Peter was admitted to hospital in a very bad way, within hours of getting to John Flynn he deteriorated and had to be put in an induced coma and have a breathing tube inserted to breath for him to give his heart a rest or he would have a cardiac arrest, At this time we were told things were not looking good, and we were facing the thought of losing him, once assessed it was found he had sepsis and it had affected his organs, Peter was on this for 7 days and the day he was to be taken off another dip on the roller coaster of the past 7 days happened, the infection blew out of his ankle and unfortunately had destroyed his flesh, an amputation was the only option, or die! We were told 99% he wouldn't be leaving the hospital, We were extremely happy for him be woken up and after some thought he agreed and made the decision to have the amputation, so he had his left leg taken below the knee, we were told due to numerous reasons Peter would be in rehab for at least 4-8 months, so that leaves plenty of time to get his home ready for him right??? NO in his usual stubborn way he has defied all odds and is killing it, he is acing the gym sessions in rehab, he is transferring himself from wheelchair to bed, he even told me tonight he went to the toilet and showered himself today, ( he did get in trouble) lol but he was chuffed he did it, and last Thursday was taken out on a day trip to his home with the occupational therapist to assess what modifications need to be done for him to be able to come home, IN 2 WEEKS, as long as we have everything done that he needs to be self sufficient, and to the Australian standard, the bathroom is the biggest issue with needing modifications and doorways widened for Peters wheelchair to go through with ease, a vanity he can roll up to and have a shave etc with Peter and Margaret both being On the pension and Margaret not been able to work many days out of the past 7 weeks in her part time job, also hospital bills coming through the funds are a little tight, as I said we thought we had 4-8 months, but Peter is chomping at the bit to be able to come home, Ok we have got the small things under control, the ramp, the rails etc but the bathroom is the big cost that we are asking for as assistance with, Margaret was thinking of a "sports charity day " to assist in getting the bathroom modified, which is a great idea with Peter playing golf at Murwillumbah golf club for most of his adult life, and being a huge sports star in his day with cricket and representing the Tweed in all levels of the cricket game! However the timeframe won't allow a sports charity day, so here we are an online fundraiser to help us pay to modify the bathroom that has to be done correctly to Australian standards or Peter won't be allowed home, we have a target of $4000 but if we get $100 that's $100 more than we had! So thank you in
Once we hit the $4000 we will stop the fundraiser advance for taking the time to read, donate or share! We are also chomping at the bit to have him home after being told 99% he would never leave the hospital! Cheers to you all!

Donations (0)

  • Lee McLeod  
    • $30 
    • 28 mos
  • D. Lee-Lawler 
    • $20 
    • 28 mos
  • Susanne Breckenridge 
    • $25 
    • 29 mos
  • Debra Angus 
    • $10 
    • 29 mos
  • Geoff Julius 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos

Organizer

Jodie Vickery 
Organizer
Murwillumbah, NSW
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