Matthew was a passenger in his Friend’s car and they had a head on car accident with a 3 ton truck. Matthew was critical, shattered left forehead a punctured lung he is slowly on the mend but the family find them self’s with a massive short fall in medical aid please can you help ?
As some that lives in the UK with our world class NHS i know how much trouble i would be in if we did not have this..
I’ve just spoken to his mum and she is over whelmed by the support she is receiving from people around her , the school that Mathew goes to have been amazing help and support too , the kids in his class are selling burgers at events to help raise money and Mathews twin Sister Claire is putting on dance events. Please help this family in any way you can. Any help you can give is very much appreciated .
Below is Stella his mims words ..
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love said to me
"Hi Mom, please feed me, I'm hungry!"
This was like my best Christmas present ever received. There was a day or few, where I was not sure whether I would ever hear him talk again.
While I was feeding him last night, he stated "One day when you're old, I'll be feeding you like this!" My heart just melted!
Yesterday was Matthew Ward 's 12th day in ICU since the accident at 3pm in the afternoon on the 30th May 2015.
Standing at the accident site before he was even taken out of the vehicle was one of the worst moments any mother should ever have to see.
His twin sister Claire Ward was just unbelievable. The strength and love she showed for her brother was amazing. I just stood and looked, think I shouted a few words of encouragement but basically I just froze. Thank you my Love, you gave him the strength and encouragement he needed to fight the fight.
Sister Kay Kondonis was already at home when she was called, and said there was no way she wasn't coming to help knowing two of her school boys were involved in a serious accident. Well thanks to her help in the Trauma Unit, we were informed step by step of what was happening all the way till he ended up in ICU. Thank you Sister Kay. Hellenic Academy has a Gem they probably didn't even know of.
NETSTAR ambulance service arrived and the owner Mr Ali Shah with his nurse Deidre. She herself popped in to see Matthew for a number of days after the accident. Mr Shah stood by his bedside and held Matthew's arm till about 8.30pm. He did not leave until Matthew was stabilized and about to go into ICU.
Borrowdale's new Kingsmead Trauma centre saved Matthew's life. Owned by Dr Solanki, and yet he took the trouble to visit Matthew in Avenues hospital after a couple of days as well. Dr Chakwenya I believe was off duty when he drove past the accident site and returned to Kingsmead Trauma. That's dedication! Sister Kay says he was fantastic and strongly believes he saved Matthew's life. Dr Chikubya was the Matron on duty and Dr Chernusci, an Italian doctor, just took it in his stride while I thanked him for saving Matthew's life."I am also a father!" is all he said. I looked at my son on the table, his whole body shaking and going into shock, and knew we needed help here. We needed intervention.
Andrew Williams who was also off duty, rushed to fetch some medication just in case Matthew needed intubation on the ventilator. He has phoned to enquire how Matthew is getting along almost daily. Another one who has visited since the accident to give his support.
When we arrived at Avenues hospital Matthew then had to go for a CAT scan so that Professor Kalangu could decide what the best options were. He decided to operate on his compacted skull on the Tues. There was no question of maybe, the operation was absolutely necessary.
I am just so grateful for each and every person that helped on that fateful day.
The prayer chains started and have not stopped almost 14 days later. Matthew is since last night, out of ICU and in High Care. He started walking yesterday, aided by his physio therapist. He is talking, a lot of it sense, some of it garbled but that is to be expected by anyone on that amount of medication.
I suggest each and everyone go and check what your medical aid will in actual fact pay in the case of any emergency. We thought we were well covered. The Driver's folks thought they were paying for passenger insurance. We didn't have a worry in the world. I knew he would survive as the whole world was now praying for his recovery. I felt at peace the whole way through it all. Then the shocker of what Medical Aid pays for and what the shortfalls are!
There is still a very long road ahead for Matthew's full recovery but I am just so grateful to have him near me, where I can hug him, kiss him and hold him. Even if he squirms!