Uniting For The Wild Ones

$7,380 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 174 people in 7 days
Created January 9, 2019
Meet David and Carrie, and their incredible kids Ella, Jack and Ava.

Their lives have all just changed.

Late on Tuesday the 8th of January 2019 there was a devastating explosion at their home, causing David extreme injuries including severe burns and has left him fighting for life.

They aren’t sure what their future holds now.

David was treated by four ambulance crews, including specialist paramedics, and taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where he still remains in a critical condition.

David is the bread winner of the family.

They have been told David is looking at a minimum of 6 months off work and at least 2 of those spent in hospital.

Let’s help make finances one less thing they have to worry about as they face months of hospital visits, rehabilitation and adjusting to whatever their new normal is.

Carrie is such a devoted mother and is a popular instagrammer known for supporting small businesses @wherethewild.ones_are - it would be wonderful to band together and support this family during this traumatic time.

Please help us band together by sharing this fundraiser to reach our goal and help this beautiful family

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/man-fights-for-life-after-suffering-burns-in-gas-bottle-explosion-20190109-p50qar.html
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Update 4
Posted by Brittany Hevey
1 day ago
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Update from Carrie ❤️

David was extubated last night before I left and was talking right away.

He was still under the influence of all the drugs and didn’t sleep well because he was hallucinating, and he wasn’t allowed to have a drink until Speech saw him this morning.

When I got there he looked good, and seemed as well as can be. He had already seen the Speech Therapist who had given him the go ahead to drink. He has had a few rounds of physio today, and they even got him up into a chair for half an hour.

This afternoon he graduated to the ward.

He is really motivated and keen to get better at the moment, which is how he needs to be.

He will have bad and good days, but today was a good day.
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Update 3
Posted by Brittany Hevey
4 days ago
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Another update from Carrie ❤️

“They have lightened the sedation up again as he was forgetting to breathe, so he is more awake.

He is still tubed and doesn’t like it, but it will stay in as he has another surgery tomorrow. It should come out after this to minimise infection risks.

He says he is sore and in pain when I ask. I just remind him he is going to be okay and to just rest and get better as everything else is being taken care of ❤️”
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Update 2
Posted by Brittany Hevey
5 days ago
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Update from Carrie overnight ❤️

I feel so much better now as they have started waking him up, he is still intubated but he is RESPONDING!!!
He was nodding yes and shaking his head for no, he opened his eyes to try and see me and reacted when I said Chris’s name and he was mowing and helping and when I told him everyone had been rallying around to help with funds and meals etc, the alarms even went off! It was good. She got him to move his arms and wiggle his toes. I was able to access him a bit easier today and had my hand on his chest / stomach just stroking him so he knew I was there. The nurses again were amazing.

It cheered me up so much, I might be able to sleep tonight, and might be able to do so without bawling my eyes out. Xx
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Update 1
Posted by Brittany Hevey
6 days ago
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“Thank you to everyone for your incredible generosity, love and support. David is doing the best he can be, fighting hard. He will go in for a second surgery in the morning and hopefully will be off the ventilator early next week. I am blown away by all the messages and comments and assistance, and so grateful for everything. I’m sorry I haven’t been replying to many messages, I am getting so many and have not been in the headspace to reply to everyone. I have only just sat down now to have a look on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts “

A loving message from Carrie to update us x
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Raised by 174 people in 7 days
Created January 9, 2019
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