Graces Recovery

Cause page created in the Health category by Petra Donnison for "Grace Archer and family"

$26,177 donated
Given by 355 generous donors in around 3 months

Please help Graces family to support her on the road to recovery


Our darling Grace is currently being treated in ICU Auckland Hospital.

She contracted listeria meningitis which has led to Encephalitis.

She is now in a coma and receiving IV antibiotics to treat the infection

She was medically evacuated from Rarotonga where she and her partner Theo were working as teachers.

We would like to raise money to support her ongoing recovery and rehabilitation. And also to support her immediate family as they in turn support her.

Most of her immediate family live and work distanced from Auckland.

Ultimately this is all about Grace. If we can support her family so that they in turn can support her.

You as donors can help to make that happen.

Any donation however small will help to make that happen.

Petra Donnison's involvement (page creator)

I am a family friend

Use of funds

The money will initially be used to cover expenses re accomodation and travel to Auckland for Graces family. This will be re-evaluated as Grace begins her long term recovery and the ongoing financial needs for that

Latest update

Road to independence  24 July 2020

Posted by: Petra Donnison

After 10 weeks in Auckland Hospital Grace has had her first trip outside.

Supported by her wonderful therapists ,she enjoyed some time in Auckland Domain.

Grace has worked so hard to get to this milestone and she wanted to share this with you all.

Thank you for your support, it means so much to us all xx

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Latest donations

Guest Donor on 14 Aug 2020
Guest Donor on 13 Aug 2020
T on 13 Aug 2020
Hamilton Mumas on 07 Aug 2020
Our dear friend Dani Devon nominated you at our give-a-little lunch last week, and we were all so moved by your story! We are all sending lots of love and strength to you throughout your recovery ❤️❤️❤️
Guest Donor on 06 Aug 2020
Arohanui xx

Who's involved?

Created by Petra Donnison
Paying to a verified bank account of John Anthony O'Connell on behalf of Grace Archer and family

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This page was created on 15 May 2020 and closes on 30 Sep 2020.
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