Hi my name is Donna; I am a single mother of 3 children; Mitch is my eldest child. Mitch thought life couldn't get any better; a great job, beautiful family and living in one of the most amazing places in the world. Unfortunately, in September 2013, that all changed...
Mitch was living between Darwin and Bali working in one of the mines - Scape Shapes; which have now gone redundant. Mitch had insurance through his work cover and union CFMEU; His Travel insurance through his union paid for his emergency operation and got a jet in to bring my boy home.
Mitch had left work in Darwin and flew straight to Bali to be with his family as his daughter was in the ICU in Jakarta. However, Mitch never got to see his wife or children... When Mitch was on his way on his bike a motor car had struck him and left him on the side of the road... It was so fortunate that some tourists rang for the ambulance and Mitch was taken to the BIMC hospital in Bali.
At about 4am in the morning I received that dreaded phone call about Mitch that he had been in a critical accident. They were wanting $20,000 to have his surgery done... well life just changed in a second. It took family quite a few hours to track down to see if he had travel insurance and thank god he did; that's when his union stepped in. So Mitch got his emergency surgery and we got him home here to Australia.
Mitch had broke his neck from his accident and he is now left as a quadriplegic. Mitch spent 10 weeks in ICU and had to have a trachiotomy done as his lungs collapsed 3 times ...
18 and half months in hospital has been a very big challenge not just for Mitch but for his family . Sadly enough Mitch hasn't just been dealing with his condition but also been dealing with his wife's illness, as she was struck down with Leukimia quite a few years ago, and has been going through chemo in Indonesia. , it did go into remission for a while .
Mitch has not seen his wife Or daughter since August 2014 hasn't seen his son at all since his accident there has been so much .stress and heartache , we are hoping to reunite these beautiful souls back together real soon .
Mitch has been going to making strides here on the goldcoast , for his Rehabilitation , but as most people are not aware it does cost lots of money , and is not government funded , it was costing us around $800 pw . So we just have to keep fundraising Without this physio Mitch has nothing , at least this is one great thing worth while to get up for his day . I just hope we can keep achieving mitchs goals .
Cheers and thankyou so much, his mum Donna and best friend.
'Mitch Bamping Rehabilitation'
BSB 062611 Acc 10533719
(his beautiful children
(Mitch & his wife)
(my son and I Mitch)
(Mitch and his brother Jay)
His Beautiful children Mitch has seen his Daughter once but not his son hopefully we can bring them out here soon .
Mitch at making strides here in Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
At making strides
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