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Shelley Hill recovery fund

$60,249 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 451 people in 10 months
Created February 27, 2018

28034134_1519727948.9183_funddescriptionShelley 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.
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Update 2
Posted by Mel Wilson
8 months ago
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Just a quick update to everyone who’s followed Shelley’s health journey since contracting Malaria.
Shelley had her toes and fingers on one hand amputated yesterday. They will remove the other fingers on the other hand once she recovers from this surgery.
I spoke to Shelley about 8pm last night once she was out of surgery and she was pain free with a spinal block and morphine.
Thanks again for everyone’s on going support.
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Update 1
Posted by Mel Wilson
10 months ago
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Just a quick update in regards to Shelley, she is still at John Flynn Hosp on the Gold Coast. She is under the care of a renal specialist. Shelley continues to undergo daily dialysis and blood transfusions.

She still has the same issues regarding the necrosis to her fingers and toes- amputations will happen at some stage once her health is more stable.

We have negotiated a transfer to a Sydney Hospital once Shelley’s condition is a little more stable. That way she can have all her loved ones around her and supporting her each day as she recovers.... ❤️
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$60,249 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 451 people in 10 months
Created February 27, 2018
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