Almost Home

It has been a long road, but we are almost home. Amanda and I left Wanganui yesterday and drove up to Auckland, where my brother David manages a complex of 114 apartments in the city CBD. It was a difficult few days leading up to leaving Wanganui, not only because Amanda is still not well …

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Mental Health Services

This is an article I have just written to send to the Wanganui Chronicle. It is about Amanda, but may be of wider interest. I apologise for the lack of posts over the last few days. Things have been pretty intense here. Thanks for your support. ————————————–  Just after 5pm on Thursday 29th January, my beloved sister Amanda jumped …

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Help!

Staff at the Intensive Care Unit in Wellington told us this morning that Amanda is to be transferred today to the ICU in Wanganui. It is clear she is going to require a long period of support to heal, and perhaps permanent care, depending on the extent of spinal injuries and brain damage. For most of …

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Amanda Update

I arrived in Wellington last night and was picked up by my father and brother David. After stopping at the Whare Whanau (family house – low cost accommodation for families of patients) we went up to the ICU. Although it was distressing to see Amanda so badly injured, I was originally quite hopeful – she …

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