Support for the Zaccardi Family

Alex Zaccardi who passed away after is battle with cancer on the 1st of March 2019 surrounded by family at home on the farm he loved greatly was a much loved husband, father, poppy, uncle and brother. 
Alex Zaccardi had many titles most important to him was loving husband to Jackie for more than 20 years; devoted stay at home dad for his three kids and Poppy to his first grand daughter for ten short days before he passed away after his battle with terminal cancer. For the last 27 years Alex has lived with a chronic back condition, a spinal fusion surgery to his spine as a 25- year- old made his back pain at times unbearable. In March of 2017, Alex’s back pain had become excruciating and he had spinal surgery to implant a spinal nerve device. Devastatingly the surgery was a complete failure and a few days after his surgery Alex became Paralysed, his life and those of his loved ones changed completely. Once an independent Man Alex’s life as well of those around him was turned upside down when his wife of 20 years left her job in order to be sole carer as Alex was not able to self transfer. The once independent Alex, became dependant on his loved ones to help him with every aspect of his life. Alex and Jackie had to live in a Shed on their farm with no running water or bathroom because it was the only viable option for Alex to be home with his family rather than being in hospital and away from his family farm. Fast forward eight months and another crushing blow to his family came in the form of late stage terminal cancer diagnosis which gave him at best 6 months to live. Alex being a strong man  never gave up hope and continued to fight his diagnosis every day in hopes of making it one more month and having the chance to hold, sing to and be a poppy to his very first Grand daughter. Now as Alex has passed his family and wife don’t only have to deal with the fact that they have lost their husband, dad and Poppy but the financial implications that Alex’s death creates. The loss of his income as well as Jackie’s as his carer and the cost of his funeral puts a large financial strain on his loved ones in an already immensely difficult time. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and go towards the cost of his funeral and other related expenses including time away from work as the family grieves their immense loss.

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  • Anonymous
    • $20 
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  • Ashleigh Rudd
    • $30 
    • 5 yrs
  • Josh Barden
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs
  • Michael & Jodie Tilley
    • $300 
    • 5 yrs
  • Emma Eichler
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs
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Jeremy Zaccardi
Toolara Forest QLD

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