Bodie has full thickness burns to most of his right leg worsening to his ankle, foot and toes and severe burns to his left leg. The surgeons have made an incision down each side of his calf to relieve pressure. Bodie has been experiencing the most excruciating physical pain you could imagine and sadly Bodie may require skin grafts to his ankle, toes and foot until he stops growing. This brave little man is in for a very long recovery and rehabilitation. Bodie has already experienced big battles in his life as he was born with cataracts after contracting a virus from his mother while pregnant. With his amazing parent’s strength and hard work and $20,000 later with 4 surgeries, Bodie is able to see but does require contact lenses for the rest of his life. This guy is a warrior.
Since the accident Karissa and Jimmy have been by Bodies side at the Queensland Children’s Hospital which sadly brings back grief stricken familiar feelings of when they lost their little angel Benji who at just 3 months old sadly passed away from myocarditis (swelling of the heart) caused by a virus he picked up when he was a just few days old. As you can only imagine being back in the same hospital is just heart rending.
Karissa and Jimmy have been taking long absence from their jobs to support their brave little boy but have exhausted themselves by trying to keep up with living expenses such as mortgages, bills and everyday living expenses. The scarring from the burns will affect him for the rest of his life. Any donations to help this beautiful family while they support their son would be greatly appreciated. No matter how small the donation, I am hoping we can help take away financial burden for this family.
- Jason Burke
- Suzannah Stephenson
- Martin Kenny
- Shirley Walk
- Brooke Hill
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