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Closed 25/05/2018

raised of £3,500 target by 93 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,265 to help support Scarlet and her immediate family during and after her recovery from intensive care in Melbourne, Australia.

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Funded on Friday, 25th May 2018

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    On Friday 24th November, my 22nd year old niece Scarlet was taken into hospital (with the amazing help of her friend Maria) in Melbourne experiencing severe back pain. Over the past few days of numerous tests and results of a lumbar puncture have concluded she is suffering from two very rare bacterial infections that are affecting her spine and brain, one of which they are yet to fully determine.

    She is being closely monitored on an hourly basis, and is being well looked after. The medical team at the hospital in Melbourne have been so incredible, and she is truly in the hands of a superb hospital and medical team. As I write this, her mum (Alethea) is with her, having got the quickest available flight from the UK the next day. Scarlet’s auntie from Auckland has also made her way across to be with her and provide support.

    The past few days, and the days and weeks that will follow from here are are uncertain to say the least, but there is hope. Scarlet is on heavy pain medication but has shown signs of improvement over the past few days, and once further tests have concluded the 2nd cause of her current state, doctors and specialists will better informed to know how best to provide treatment going forward. All that being said, Scarlet and those close to her face a long road ahead, and her recovery is expected to take at least six months.

    We’re raising money to assist with the inevitable everyday financial implications that are ahead of Scarlet and the family in order to provide the best support we can, without the concern of any financial burden. Any donation you are able to make will be greatly appreciated by the family, and will help towards flights for her mum to and from the UK, mobile phone data, accommodation near to the hospital, childcare (for Scarlets younger sister back home) and for Scarlets eventual rehabilitation. The family are already so incredibly grateful for the support that Scarlet has and is receiving from her friends and those known to her, which is testimony to her character and the likeable person she is.

    We’ll continue to provide key updates on her situation via this page and Facebook as and when we are able to do so. Please share this page to help us reach everyone who is known to Scarlet, and to let her know just how loved and supported she is!



    • Christian Goodrich3 years ago
      Christian Goodrich

      Christian Goodrich

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Scarlet's flight home to the UK is booked! Thank you so much for all your support :)

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    • Christian Goodrich3 years ago
      Christian Goodrich

      Christian Goodrich

      3 years ago

      Scarlet's last MRI scan is Melbourne was all clear :) Scarlet and her mum (who has travelled back to Melbourne again to be with Scarlet) are having their last week there before flying home together to the UK. I'd like to take this opportunity to once again, on behalf of Scarlet and her family and friends to say a huge and sincere thank you for all your donations and messages of support that have helped Scarlet throughout this entire ordeal :)

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    • Christian Goodrich3 years ago
      Christian Goodrich

      Christian Goodrich

      3 years ago

      Pleased to report that Scarlet has been officially cleared to fly anytime from 8th May! :) Her flight is booked (with her mum flying out to then accompany her on the journey home). She's been discharged and is staying with a friend in Melbourne who is kindly lending their spare room to her between now and the flight. She's got to take medication and have a few more checkups + a final routine scan. So pleased she's finally being able to come home to the UK! Thank you once again so much to everyone for your support throughout the past six months!

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    Page last updated on: 5/9/2018 23.06



    • Steph Halliwell

      Steph Halliwell

      Apr 27, 2018


    • mike bollard

      mike bollard

      Mar 27, 2018


    • Chris Moulton

      Chris Moulton

      Feb 5, 2018

      This is a donation that was raised from the customers and staff at Retros night club teignmouth. We all wish you a speedy recovery and are thinking of you. Love from all @ Retros xx


    • Anonymous


      Jan 13, 2018


    • Kelsey Conroy

      Kelsey Conroy

      Jan 2, 2018


    • Katy Amelia Rowbottom

      Katy Amelia Rowbottom

      Jan 2, 2018

      Its not much but itll help!! I hope you have a speedy recovery! need to get my hands on that hair asap!!! xxxx


    • Elaine Evans

      Elaine Evans

      Dec 27, 2017

      I contracted bacterial meningitis in 1994. I had wonderful treatment and survived. I have great sympathy for your daughter's situation and send all my love.


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    Christian Goodrich

    Christian Goodrich

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Scarlet's Uncle

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