Bringing Jackson Home

Firstly, I want to start by saying thank you to all of our family and friends that have been supporting me through this journey. I still can’t believe or accept that I’m a quadriplegic, because in my mind I’m still running around in my car, going to Uni, hiking with friends and travelling; when in reality I’m sitting in my wheelchair most of the day now waiting for someone to feed me, going to physio, specialists and psychology appointments. The most important thing to me now is to get home and out of this hospital to try and find some sense of ‘normal’ amongst this chaos which has become my life. For everyone else getting home is pretty straight forward, you get discharged from hospital, drive home, sleep in your own bed, lay on your own couch and eat whatever you like….however for me the reality is that I now don’t have a home to go to that will suit my needs. As such, mum and dad are busy trying to convert their garage to accommodate for a specially designed bathroom, a purpose-built bed, exercise equipment and a hoist to move me from my bed to my wheelchair. I’ll no longer feel the comfort of my own bed or enjoy laying on the couch as my body today has no feeling from the shoulders down, instead I’ll sit up in a customised wheelchair and bed to ensure I don’t risk further damage. I know everyone has already been so generous with their love and support, however I’m now in the awkward position of having to ask for financial support to enable me to have a place to live. If you have any capacity to help me to build my new room so that I can get out of this hospital and start the long road of getting my life back, I’d be forever grateful. Don’t worry I don’t intend to be lying around all day feeling sorry for myself, I will continue to fight to get stronger and will spend the next couple of years undertaking intense rehabilitation to get an ever better quality of life…..because ultimately we all only get one life and we need to make it count. Thank you in advance for your support and I know one day I’ll pay your generosity forward by helping others in need……Jackson

Hi all . The above story is from the heart of Jackson. Jackson is my dear friend Maria's son. On the 9th of January this year, as a result of a trampolining accident, Jackson suffered an horrific high neck injury which resulted in a complete sever of his spinal cord and, at the age of 21, a quadriplegic. Jackson is slowly adjusting to his new life in hospital and his family are now working to bringing him home. For this to be possible they will need to convert their double garage into suitable accommodation for Jackson. I have set-up a Go fund me site hoping to work towards raising money to assist with the huge financial cost to bring Jackson back home to Canberra.  Funds raised from this site will be put towards an electric wheelchair and making the alterations that will be required to the garage. If you could also please share with all your friends that would be appreciated.  All funds will be directly deposited into Jackson's family account via GoFundMe . Thank you all so much. Love Di

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  • MINHA PARK 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Portia Barro 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Eric Wang 
    • $6 
    • 35 mos
  • Peter Mastoris 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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Diana Fife 
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