Regain lost items



On October 22nd a group of us were doing a photoshoot at the tidepools by Sharks cove, Oahu. We noticed a small rouge wave coming to shore, after what had otherwise been a flat surf.  The small wave ended up being 5 really big waves. I tried to grab onto a rock to brace myself but it was too powerful. I immediately got swept back and under the water. It smashed me into the rocks and as I struggled to make it out and keep my head up more waves kept coming. I couldn't tell what was up or down I just felt every part of my body been slammed into the rocks. I reached out to grab onto anything I could which just ended up shredding my hands on the razor sharp lava rock. Others tried to reach out to me and grab me but the waves kept pulling me away and under. My dress got caught in the rocks and I was trying to rip it off so I could get out. We all got pummeled pretty badly and all of our cameras, makeup, equipment and wardrobe were yanked away into the water, floating all around us and going out to sea. Included in that was my new dive gear and my car keys and cell phone. As soon as the sequence of about 5 waves finally stopped everyone was screaming to get out of the water and off of the rocks before more waves came and people from shore ran over to help. I started showing symptoms that other people didn't have so I was rushed to the ER in an ambulance to make sure I didn't sustain a spinal/internal injury since I had some pretty deep wounds on my lower back by my spine. After cat scans and xrays etc they concluded I only had lacerations and deep bruising but I would be ok (hoping my insurance covers everything). Unfortunately not only am I in a lot of pain but I am unable to go to work and  unable to afford a new phone at the moment. I am also fearful of being unable to pay my rent now... Everything I lost are items that contribute to my modeling which is a way I support myself. Same goes for the rest of the people at the shoot. I don't normally like to reach out for help like this but I don't know what else to do... The total cost to replace everything is much more than $1000 but anything helps.
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 47 mos
  • Sharon Sybrandt 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Chris McClary 
    • $81 
    • 47 mos
  • Clemente Toro Jr 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Scott Ba 
    • $20 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer

Mango Butler 
Organizer
Honolulu, HI
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