Help for Terry

$50,226 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,325 people in 19 months
I am a filipino.. My dad went to Australia to visit my aunts and uncle for they have not seen each other for the longest time. An insect bit him but he really wasn't aware not until he felt uneasy. Few hours later, his foot began to hurt and then swell eventually.. Since it was weekend, they waited for Monday so clinic will be opened. Monday came and when they went to the clinic. The insect that bit him was very poisonous. He was rushed to the nearest hospital which was in Horsham Hospital where his right leg was cut off immediately. Doctors think it was a white tailed spider that bit him. Later that night after the surgery, He was rushed and got airlifted on his way through Melbourne hospital (The Alfred hospital) because its really fatal.  Now my dad is in ICU having 2 of his kidneys not working and is aided by kidney support, he has support for his blood pressure as well.  Doctors also discovered that the necrotising fasciitis ( flesh eating bacteria) is still there and suggested that they would also amputate the other leg and both arms.. We do not have much and we are not rich. I am knocking on your hearts to help my dad's medication and hospital bills..
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Also further to my last update, the doctors have informed us that my father must stay in hospital care for 12-18months. Although our target is to raise $30,000 the expenses will be far more than this. We thank you for any donations you can contribute.
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Hello everyone and thank you for your support!
Just to give you a quick update on my father, he has been transferred today from the ICU department to the ward after 37 days in intensive care. In which time both of his legs were surgically amputated from the knee down to prevent bacteria from further spreading in his body. We appreciate your support and will keep you updated on his health. Thank you
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CJ Jenkins
17 months ago

Russell Cottee, Mathew Bankuti, and Linda Dom. This has been on the national news, it's as real as it gets. The poor man has already lost both of his legs. If you don't want to donate that's fine, but please have some respect for the family who are going through utter hell right now. To the family, I hope the TV news story brings in many donations. Your dad is in our thoughts.

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Vanessa Rawling
17 months ago

This is not a scam Russell Cottee. If you do not believe in the story, move along and go hinder elsewhere. Your negativity is not needed during this hard time for our family.

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Khari Jean
17 months ago
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I hope this Matthew Bankuti will be bitten by a spider 10x. If you got nothing nice to say kindly kick yourself out in this place.

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Maricor Borden
18 months ago
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Your all amazing Thanks for all your support and donations God bless us all

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Khari Jean
17 months ago
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Linda Dom open your eyes widely. Can't you not see the person struggling. I bet you see the news on tv, so enough for you to know. Besides if you can't extend even a little help better shut up.

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Joan Vivian
17 months ago
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So much for the do - gooders who reject that a white tailed spider has such a devastating reaction on a person. I give you my support and wish your father all the best - I had a white tailed spider bite many years ago and had a severe reaction and very painful. Thankfully not as bad as your father has, but 3 months in hospital and many skin grafts and hand reconstruction. Do some research on the work that the late Struan Sutherland did on spider bites. Good luck!

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Maca Y Sairyl
19 months ago
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I dont have money to donat but i will share it hopefully your dad get the support he needs.

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Rni Ijnssen
17 months ago
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Believe me that Marie wouldn't do all those efforts for nothing. If she says her dad is in danger, then i take her word for that. Lots of courage and strength to the family...i will do my part where i can!!

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Amelia Pareja
17 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who give the support of my brother s recovery ...god bless

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Charisse Anne
17 months ago
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miss linda, a return ticket from philippines to aus costs $600.travel insurance would cost around 200. he came here to visit his siblings. coming from a npt rich family, he consider it as an expense. where did u get the information that medicare would cover the costs?? they will be paying for it. any temporary resident/visitor (except for countries who got reciprocity) are not entitled for medicare. please get your facts straight. thanks.

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Jaki Cabahug
18 months ago
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Thank you everyone for all the prayers and support. I'm on my way to the hospital now with Gav and Mom. I will post an update as soon as I can. God Bless us all.

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Mary Baker
17 months ago
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Many, many prayers! My sister had to have an arm amputated due to necrotizing fasciitis. It was moving towards her heart when the doctors finally decided to put her in a hyperbaric chamber to kill the infection. It saved her life! Thinking of you all...

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Maritoni Mas-Blanco
17 months ago
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Praying for total healing for your father.

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Dennis Tovera
17 months ago
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With all my best wishes to your recovery....

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Red Phillips
17 months ago
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I just read about it on the news. Below is the link. https://apple.news/AwmYu1ebrRH6Gm5CxvLW7OA

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Sheree Mohr
17 months ago
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Although I do not have money I can donate, I will gladly share this. Good luck!

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Ja Ki
17 months ago
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@ros stone, yes they do perform amputations at Horsham Hospital. His right leg was amputated there at the said hospital then few hours after they had to airlift Uncle Terry to here at the Alfred.

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Helen Greenwood
17 months ago
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Must have been another sort of spider. http://www.mydr.com.au/allergy/white-tail-spider-bite

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Mathew Bankuti
17 months ago
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he took days to seek medical attention. nuff said.

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Ja Ki
17 months ago
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Thank you everyone for helping Uncle Terry!

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12 months ago
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12 months ago
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Kuntal Kaur
15 months ago

I can't even begin to think how hard it would have been for your dad and your family to go through this, sending lots of strength :(

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15 months ago
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Maree Hall
15 months ago

You've all been through so much! Fingers crossed for the future. Best wishes.

$50
Rachel Armstrong
16 months ago

With love from the Armstrong family.

CJ Jenkins
17 months ago

Russell Cottee, Mathew Bankuti, and Linda Dom. This has been on the national news, it's as real as it gets. The poor man has already lost both of his legs. If you don't want to donate that's fine, but please have some respect for the family who are going through utter hell right now. To the family, I hope the TV news story brings in many donations. Your dad is in our thoughts.

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Vanessa Rawling
17 months ago

This is not a scam Russell Cottee. If you do not believe in the story, move along and go hinder elsewhere. Your negativity is not needed during this hard time for our family.

+ Read More
Khari Jean
17 months ago
8
8

I hope this Matthew Bankuti will be bitten by a spider 10x. If you got nothing nice to say kindly kick yourself out in this place.

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Maricor Borden
18 months ago
6
6

Your all amazing Thanks for all your support and donations God bless us all

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Khari Jean
17 months ago
5
5

Linda Dom open your eyes widely. Can't you not see the person struggling. I bet you see the news on tv, so enough for you to know. Besides if you can't extend even a little help better shut up.

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Joan Vivian
17 months ago
5
5

So much for the do - gooders who reject that a white tailed spider has such a devastating reaction on a person. I give you my support and wish your father all the best - I had a white tailed spider bite many years ago and had a severe reaction and very painful. Thankfully not as bad as your father has, but 3 months in hospital and many skin grafts and hand reconstruction. Do some research on the work that the late Struan Sutherland did on spider bites. Good luck!

+ Read More
Maca Y Sairyl
19 months ago
4
4

I dont have money to donat but i will share it hopefully your dad get the support he needs.

+ Read More
Rni Ijnssen
17 months ago
3
3

Believe me that Marie wouldn't do all those efforts for nothing. If she says her dad is in danger, then i take her word for that. Lots of courage and strength to the family...i will do my part where i can!!

+ Read More
Amelia Pareja
17 months ago
2
2

Thanks to everyone who give the support of my brother s recovery ...god bless

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Charisse Anne
17 months ago
2
2

miss linda, a return ticket from philippines to aus costs $600.travel insurance would cost around 200. he came here to visit his siblings. coming from a npt rich family, he consider it as an expense. where did u get the information that medicare would cover the costs?? they will be paying for it. any temporary resident/visitor (except for countries who got reciprocity) are not entitled for medicare. please get your facts straight. thanks.

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Jaki Cabahug
18 months ago
2
2

Thank you everyone for all the prayers and support. I'm on my way to the hospital now with Gav and Mom. I will post an update as soon as I can. God Bless us all.

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Mary Baker
17 months ago
1
1

Many, many prayers! My sister had to have an arm amputated due to necrotizing fasciitis. It was moving towards her heart when the doctors finally decided to put her in a hyperbaric chamber to kill the infection. It saved her life! Thinking of you all...

+ Read More
Maritoni Mas-Blanco
17 months ago
1
1

Praying for total healing for your father.

+ Read More
Dennis Tovera
17 months ago
1
1

With all my best wishes to your recovery....

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Red Phillips
17 months ago
1
1

I just read about it on the news. Below is the link. https://apple.news/AwmYu1ebrRH6Gm5CxvLW7OA

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Sheree Mohr
17 months ago
1
1

Although I do not have money I can donate, I will gladly share this. Good luck!

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Ja Ki
17 months ago
1
1

@ros stone, yes they do perform amputations at Horsham Hospital. His right leg was amputated there at the said hospital then few hours after they had to airlift Uncle Terry to here at the Alfred.

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Helen Greenwood
17 months ago
1
1

Must have been another sort of spider. http://www.mydr.com.au/allergy/white-tail-spider-bite

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Mathew Bankuti
17 months ago
1
1

he took days to seek medical attention. nuff said.

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Ja Ki
17 months ago
1
1

Thank you everyone for helping Uncle Terry!

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