Shelley recently travelled to Cambodia to work as a volunteer at an elephant sanctuary for abused elephants. Prior to embarking on the journey she had dreamed of for a long time, Shelley sought the advice of a doctor regarding the necessary vaccinations for the areas she would be traveling to. She was advised against antimalarial medications due to it being dry season.
Upon returning from her trip, Shelley began to feel very unwell. She attended the GP, underwent a blood test and was diagnosed with the most severe strain Malaria.
Shelley was rushed to hospital where she rapidly deteriorated to the point of being admitted to intensive care, progressing to multi organ failure, being commenced on life support and dialysis with no circulation to her extremities causing irreversible necrosis to her hands and feet.
Shelley remained on life support for 5 days in an extremely unstable condition. She has since made a small improvement and has been taken off life support and breathing unsupported. She remains on daily dialysis and faces a very long recovery. Best case scenario she will require amputation of multiple digits. Worst case could involve much more. She will require several months of rehabilitation.
We ask for your help to support Shelley with the expense of her medical costs and living expenses. The smallest donation will greatly appreciated in relieving Shelley’s current and future financial burden.
- Lance Goldsmith
- Simon Booth
- Kate Stevens
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