Help for Simonne Stephens

My Sister Simonne Stephens was involved in a serious car accident on Saturday morning the 5th of October 2019 in Cairns. A freak accident where a family friends car rolled backwards down a long and very steep driveway as they were exiting the car. My sister was caught up under the door and then subsequently underneath the car as it rolled 40 meters down the concrete driveway and out onto the road. She was taken to the Cairns Base Hospital in a critical condition. Surgery was conducted as they could not stop the internal bleeding. After 4 hours of surgery they had stopped the bleeding but she was suffering 2 breaks in her lower back, multiple breaks to her pelvis, broken ribs, suspected head trauma, damaged to the flesh on her upper legs and a lot of cuts and grazes. She was flown to the Brisbane Royal Hospital in an induced coma in a critical condition after the initial surgery in Cairns. Once in Brisbane she has had to undergo Spinal Surgery and pelvic surgery.  She will be in Brisbane Hospital for weeks before being transferred back to Cairns Hospital when see is stable enough to travel. I am setting up a go fund me account as it will be a long and hard road to recovery for her. My Sister is hard working single mum and brings up her 2 kids with little or no financial help from the kids fathers. She runs her own Cleaning businesses in Cairns (CrackerJack Cleaning) in which she works and also employs other people that depend on her for work. Due to the situation her business will now have to be be put on hold or possibly even shut down for good meaning no income for her. My sister has 2 kids (10yr girl and 13yr old boy) they are currently being looked after by our mother in Cairns whilst Simonne is Hospital. I am seeking funding for my sister's further, future and ongoing medical treatments, future pain relief medications, rent and basic costs to help our Mum to look after her kids in this time of trouble and for Simonne's long hard road to recovery. Cheers Shanne Stephens


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Shanne Stephens 
Cairns, AU

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