PLEASE HELP SHAUN GET MEDICAL TREATMENT

Update posted by Julie Hide On Jul 05, 2019

Life is moving so quickly lately that I actually that I actually forgot that I emailed GoodThingsGuy.com

And then.... in popped an email from Brent, the editor asking if Shaun would be a part of his podcast. YAY someone responded and with something positive.

So off Shaun went yesterday and sat down with Brent for his interview. PS - it airs on Tuesday 16th July so don't miss it.

BIG Thanks to my mom for taking him, without her these days I am not sure how sane I would be. #ThanksMom

Shaun has been experiencing a few low days of late and when he returned he was glowing from ear to ear. How amazing is that!! Brent, thank you for lifting his spirits and for taking the time to listen to his story.

Brent posted this on his facebook page yesterday and it had me in tears- I do hope you don't mind me sharing


"What an insane interview... we cried, we laughed & then we cried some more.

In 2005, Shaun Hide was knocked down on the highway after experiencing trouble with his vehicle, he was dragged for approximately 900 meters and spent 3 months in hospital.

He has led a relatively normal life since then and achieved so much with a body that simply does not work properly, learning to walk on his own was a miracle!

But a few months ago things started going horribly wrong.

He started loosing feeling in his legs and although the feeling is not completely gone, the risk is too high for him to walk as he legs just give way with no warning and so he is confined to a wheelchair.

Shaun joined me in studio to chat about his 14 year journey & what’s in store for the future. Show goes live on Tuesday morning… you’re not going to want to miss this one!"




Update posted by Julie Hide On Jun 25, 2019

Frustrated does not even begin to explain how we feel... we were informed by Dr Khan yesterday that Shaun will be on a 5 year waiting list if he is operated on in a government hospital.

It makes me more determined to get Shaun medical treatment privately. How on earth do people wait in pain for 5 years for an operation!

We have multiple fund raising efforts on at the moment. Please take a few moments to share them or invite people on facebook - our main event is coming up at the end of July

Here is a link to the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/347944205793461/

x

Update posted by Julie Hide On Jun 19, 2019

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF GREAT MUSIC AND EXCELLENT FOOD

Help us raise money to get Shaun walking again!

HOW?

To secure your booking by donating on this page and make sure to use the promo code “vinis” in the comments section. R100 = 1 seat. Food billed separately on the night

Then email [email protected] with your name and surname so that we can ensure your seat/s are reserved

Date: 31 July
Time: 6pm onwards
Address: Vini’s Restaurant, Kings Road Bedfordview

Loads of raffles that night with live music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
Enjoy a fun meal out at Vini’s Italian Restaurant.

For more information you can contact Glynis on 082 570 6473

Please as always, don't forget to share. If this is a closed group, you may visit my profile to share the original post from there.

We hope to see you there

Update posted by Julie Hide On Jun 03, 2019

After a really long week last week, I realised that I had not updated anyone on our doctors appointment.

We were lucky enough to see Dr Khan last week. After a long day with 3 kids with us, we were able to get a start to a plan forward.

X-rays were done which determined what we already suspected. Shaun requires an urgent hip replacement to his right hip. There is too much calcification on both hips for them to function properly. The left can hold out for a little longer as it does have internal fixation in it already, however it would have to be done at a later stage.

The doctor informed us that we were looking at around R200 000 for this operation alone. This was provided that nothing went wrong. The next operation would only be considered 6 months after to allow time for the body to heal.

Then phase two. An operation on the spine. Unfortunately we did not have enough available funds to do the MRI which would determine the way forward for the spinal operation. Dr Khan was able to see that there is no "cushioning" support between any of the vertebrae from L1 downwards.Shaun does not have all the spine in place the lower down you go with most of it being torn to sheds in his initial accident. He was not able to assess any nerve damage either as this is what the MRI would have assisted with.

Costs probably around another R200 000 and then the other hip at another R200 000! Gosh medical treatment is expensive to say the least.

We have really been worried about his arms getting numb more often than not which is a key indicator that there nerve damage that is causing a problem.

These days things are really getting harder for Shaun. He needs a lot of assistance through the day. From showering, to shoes, socks and everything in between, this obviously has an emotional knock effect for his mood some days. More sleeping than normal, just because lying down provides some relief.

Here is to hoping that more funds are raised really soon! Thank you all for your kind messages each day, we really appreciate them

Update posted by Julie Hide On May 17, 2019

Yesterday we were lucky enough to have funds donated privately in order for Shaun to see a specialist privately. We were hoping to see his original orthopaedic surgeon however after having a long telephonic discussion with him, he felt it was best to first see a spinal specialist before addressing the bone issues that are currently going on.

Dr Kyte recommended that we see Dr Khan as soon as possible as there is concern that Shaun has lost feeling to his legs and has numbness and tingling in his arms on an almost permanent basis now.

So we are off to see Dr Khan on the 5th June and we can't wait. We will be counting down the hours until our appointment date comes so that we can finally start getting a good solid plan together.

Update posted by Julie Hide On May 14, 2019

Between yesterday and today, it marks 14 years since Shaun’s life changed forever. It marks 14 years since our lives crossed paths and we started this journey together. I say together because it really was the day that our lives were pushed together in the strangest of ways.

Up until the day of your accident, we knew of each other but did not know each other. And looking back, although I cannot imagine how much pain Shaun endured, I can say that I would not change a thing.

You see that although Shaun is in a wheelchair now, this was something that I knew deep down that I was signing up for. Throughout life, I made accommodations for Shaun without knowing. I did not realise that I put his items higher than mine in our cupboards because it made things easier for him to access, I did not “know” that I would take over doing somethings for our children because he was not able to… to me it just came naturally. As naturally as loving him was.

The same can be said for our children. Our children don’t know any different, we don’t know any different Shaun than what we experience now. Yes there have been better days but we don’t know the Shaun that you used to be. To us, he is my husband and he is their father. He is the father that picks his daughter up and places her on his lap (no matter how sore) because she needs comfort, because he understands that being a teenager is hard…

So on this day, although this may not be an update as such to the progress that we have made, this is a little insight into “us”, into our world.

We continue to push on using the astounding strength that Shaun has inside him, he reminds us each day that no matter how hard life is, no matter what we are going through… we can hold hands and enjoy the ride together.

photo

Shaun I listened to you pod cast tonight and it just touched my heart, literally. Its racing as I'm typing this. Your Angels have never left your side and God has a great plan for your life. May you and your family stay as awesome as you all are. Namaste.

Rene Simpson

Backed with R1000.00 On Jul 09, 2019

photo

Anonymous

Backed with R200.00 On Jul 09, 2019

photo

Fiona Selesnik

Backed with R200.00 On Jun 25, 2019

photo

Vinni’s

Andrew Brits

Backed with R400.00 On Jun 25, 2019

photo

Vinis

Danika Farrar

Backed with R100.00 On Jun 20, 2019

photo

Vinis

Laurence Francillon

Backed with R100.00 On Jun 20, 2019

photo

Vini,s

Derek. And Jackie Bentley

Backed with R200.00 On Jun 19, 2019

photo

Good luck with funding and treatment!

Stacey Haahjem

Backed with R100.00 On Jun 17, 2019

photo

Hope everything goes well

Rodney & Kathy Hidd

Backed with R1000.00 On Jun 14, 2019

photo

Anonymous

Backed with R2000.00 On Jun 11, 2019

Show more donors
photo

Julie Hide

Funds Captain

send a message

photo

Andrew Brits

Funds Captain Two

send a message

photo

kevin Brighton

Following Since Jun 24, 2019

photo

Stacey Haahjem

Following Since Jun 17, 2019

photo

Rodney & Kathy Hidd

Following Since Jun 14, 2019

photo

Ronda Lowrie

Following Since Jun 10, 2019

photo

Desiré Hide

Following Since Jun 10, 2019

photo

Nicolene Vertue

Following Since Jun 09, 2019

photo

Alida Zodiates

Following Since Jun 07, 2019

photo

LEE BARKER

Following Since Jun 05, 2019

photo

Glynis Brits

Following Since Jun 05, 2019

photo

June Brighton

Following Since Jun 05, 2019

Show more Followers

Create Support Campaign

Not Ready to Donate?

Did you know a 10 second Facebook share raises an average of R25?

Share on