Pete's road back to Rainbow

$14,066 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 122 people in 27 days
Created February 22, 2019

Pete and his beautiful wife Casey, along with their 4 young children Cooper (11), Baxter (9), Edison (6) and Elsie (3) currently need your help, so we'd love for you to share this link amongst all your family and friends.

In early February Pete became unwell, experiencing uncontrollable pain in his back and severe fevers. He was promptly rushed to Ballarat before being rushed to the specialist cardiac unit at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne. Here Pete was diagnosed with Endocarditis and severe sepsis in his back, impacting his ability to walk without assistance. 

You see, Pete has already experience 1 open heart operation 3 years ago to repair a valve, now he's been told that due to the damage the infection has cause he has to have another open heart surgery. As you can imagine, this is heartbreaking for all his family and friends. Especially since Casey who37284780_1550879215614513_r.jpeghas had to be by his side, 500km away from their children and home in Rainbow, Victoria. 

Casey has had to take a step back from work commitments over this time to ensure she can take care of Pete's needs as he embarks on another life threatening battle. The last thing the family needs is to be stressed about bills, travel costs, and the cost of Pete's long term care, let alone providing for their children in the future. 37284780_1550879242940511_r.jpeg

So we're asking everyone near and far, from the Mallee to Melbourne and everywhere in between, to please band together and donate what you can to this deserving family.  Please share this link to your Facebook and Instragram pages, along with any other social media sites.

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Well, the time has nearly come for the life threatening, 2nd open heart surgery. The doctors have scheduled Pete to be operated on next week, all going well. He is now able to move around a little bit, taking several steps with some assistance from a frame. It's still uncertain how long Pete will remain in hospital after the surgery as he has a lot of rehabilitation to go through to re-gain as much function as possible. However, we do know that he's determined to get home!
Thank you to absolutely everyone who has donated to this amazing, resilient family. All the family has been so humble by the generosity of everyone near and far. Please keep sharing the link as the road to recovery is only just beginning.
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Raised by 122 people in 27 days
Created February 22, 2019
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