Chami Family Support

$79,735 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 1,040 people in 26 days
Created December 21, 2018
Yesterday Dave was due home from work.  Sam was at home waiting but Dave didn't come home and after hours of worry she finally located him via the find my iPhone app and imagined the worst when the location came up as St Vincent's Hospital.  Leigh was amazing and selfless in helping Sam find Dave and has continued to be helpful in every way possible.

Dave had been hit by a 4WD while driving his Vespa, he was not at fault the driver did not see him.

Dave is lucky to be alive and has sustained multiple injuries including a broken jaw, broken teeth, dislocated hip and multiple breaks in his thigh and lower leg bones.  He has had one surgery and will be having more.  Currently he is sedated in ICU until he can be operated on again.  The initial CT scan did not indicate any head or neck trauma and he will be having another one to make sure that hasn't changed overnight.
Sam is so grateful that Dave has made it however the family have a long road ahead with more surgeries, time off work, hospital parking fees and rehabilitation.  
Dave and Sam have both helped so many people in so many ways. If anyone can support them through this difficult time and ease the worry of ongoing financial burden I know Sam, Dave and Weston will be most grateful.  Lets help them out as they spend this Christmas in hospital.
xxx

Updates on Dave's progress will be posted on here, Sam is overwhelmed at the moment looking after Weston and being there for Dave.  If anyone would like further updates please contact Leigh Bolton.
All payments made will go to Sam's bank account via Gofundme.
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Update 7
Posted by Justin Watene
4 days ago
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Quick update......Dave’s hip surgery went well last week and the surgeons were able to insert a metal plate to repair the broken bone in his pelvis, he’s been resting since then giving his hip and skin grafts on his leg time to heal. He’s been able to sit in a chair for a couple of hours at a time, take a shower and shave and even hop around a little on a walking frame. He will potentially have another surgery late next week to repair his lower ankle pending the condition of his skin grafts. Still looking like he will be in hospital for another month but his recovery is tracking well and he’s in good spirits. Thanks for all your positive comments and donations the family are very appreciative. xx
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Update 6
Posted by Justin Watene
19 days ago
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Dave was in a 9 hour surgery on Boxing Day. The Orthopedic surgeons have put in 2 plates, on either side of fracture underneath his knee.
Then the Plastic surgeons took muscle from inside of his calf & made a rotational flap around to cover deep exposed cavity underneath his knee. They also took skin and grafted it over the other parts of his lower leg where there was no skin.
They are concerned and are watching the rotational flap over the next 5 days to make sure it take to its new position before they operate further. Everything right now is dependent on his skin accepting the multiple grafts and not getting infected.

The other breaks in his leg are stabilized and they will fix them in another surgery next week. His hip fracture will also be addressed in the next week.

Good news is that he was moved from ICU into the orthopedic ward as his leg is the only thing they need to monitor, everything else is stable.
No visitors just yet, the family are still processing the accident together and need time and space to heal.

Below are some before and after photos
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Update 5
Posted by Justin Watene
22 days ago
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Hi all. Dave has been woken up and is more alert now. He has some more surgery today for his lower leg, skin grafts etc. The family still have a long road ahead and need all of our love and support. How good is it to see this smile
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Update 4
Posted by Justin Watene
24 days ago
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Hi Everyone just a quick update.
Dave had his second surgery yesterday, they managed to put a plate in his femur & put together the 2 breaks in his tibia & the 2 in his fibia, they also fixed his broken thumb & pinkie finger. They’re still keeping him asleep, tomorrow they may wake him up but it depends on if he gets an all clear for his neck. Keep him in your thoughts ❤️
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