A fundraiser for Grace
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
May of this year, the 17th to be precise, a bright, active 10-year-old Grace Yeats was getting on with her school year and piano practice.
And like thousands of people at that time of year, she was managing a bit of a throat infection.
But the next day she woke up vomiting and by the evening she was in Auckland’s Starship Hospital unable to walk or talk. The throat infection had triggered a rare brain disease.
Campbell Live talked to grace's father in June. How is Grace doing now? Reporter Whena Owen caught up with him this week.
Watch the video to see the full report.
Viewers who wish to help Grace can deposit money in the following account:
GRACE YEATS TRUST
or bid on Grace Yeats Trust auctions on Trade Me. http://www.facebook.com/grace.yeats.7#!/GraceYeatsTrust
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29/11/2012 11:19:26 a.m.
Linda Williscroft wrote:
My heart goes out to you Grace-it really does. I love you. I will pray for you. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you to help you through this. Love to your dear mum and dad too.
6/09/2012 7:18:11 p.m.
My heart goes out to the parents, such a beautiful girl and what a smile - I hope they get the help and support they need-NZ needs to put in place measures to preserve our free hospital system and support and new immigrants need to have health insurance to cover any health problems so NZ hospitals can deliver the care all NZers deserve.
4/09/2012 4:57:28 p.m.
mother of 3 wrote:
no parent would ever wish for this to happen, not very nice comments funny guy, it is not about position of wealth in society, i am poor also, but i would never wish this on anyone's child,,,,, get well soon Grace :) mother of 3
3/09/2012 9:21:23 a.m.
What about the other poor helpless kids out there. As soon as a rich kid gets sick the whole world feels sorry, but when poor people (like me) get a really bad sickness you people turn off and dont what to know anything about it. However get well soon.
1/09/2012 7:06:26 p.m.
Ian & Jan Goldsmith wrote:
Such a moving story. Such a happy and beautiful little girl. Our hearts go out to her and her family. Hoping for a full recovery. I am sure like us, the whole of New Zealand are there to support you financially and emotionally through the stressful times ahead. We will hope and pray for her all the way.
1/09/2012 6:20:19 p.m.
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