Lily's Little Ray of Sunshine

At the end of yr 11, 16 year old Lily was sent for an emergency surgery after her appendix ruptured. She developed life threatening complications which lead to a chronic, painful illness called Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and a 7 month stint at the Neuroscience Centre at the Mater Hospital in what was supposed to be her final year of schooling. Unfortunately FND means Lily's brain shuts down forcing her to become paralysed from the neck down and causes constant seizures. Lily can also become mute and communicates with her family by blinking. This usually lasts for weeks at a time.

Due to Lily's condition, her mother has been forced to give up her job and struggles to pay for the regular hospital bills and everyday expenses.

Any money raised would be greatly appreciated by Lily and her family, and can provide further support for Lily's recovery.



Hi, I'm Sandy and have been one of Sarah and Lily's Best Friends for 14 years. I am creating this GO FUND ME page to support a truly beautiful and caring family in their desperate time of need . Lily desperately needs Specialist Medical treatment - also other costs incurred with long hospital admissions.
For the past four weeks, Lily has been mute, paralysed from the neck down and having multiple daily seizures.
She had hoped to study medicine after leaving school, but will instead be learning how to walk and talk again.
Please help this beautiful family to get through this painful and traumatic time. Thank you.

Donations ()

  • Bianca Maitland 
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • PETE MURPHY 
    • $200 
    • 20 mos
  • Lisa Scollo 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Melanie Thomas 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Christine Cowdroy 
    • $10 
    • 20 mos
See all

Organizer

Sandy McKevitt 
Organizer
Rochedale, QLD
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more