How you can help for the family of a woman who lost a large chunk of her skull during annia repair
The family of Brittany Jones says the family has “been through enough” with the surgery and they are grateful for the outpouring of support.
They say it has been an “unforgettable” time for Brittany and her family, with the help of some big names in the local music scene.
Brittany has been undergoing the procedure and is in the ICU at a local hospital, with her skull and shoulder blades removed.
The operation was carried out by Dr Janae Coughlan at Newcastle’s Royal Children’s Hospital, and the team say the recovery process has been “extraordinary”.
Britton’s father told the ABC she was “a little bit scared” when the operation was announced last week, but is doing well.
“She was a little bit nervous, but she’s doing great now,” he said.
She is now in a medically induced coma and in stable condition, but her family are urging people to donate if they can.
“It’s been an extraordinary experience, she’s done a hell of a lot of things to help her family,” he told the Nine Network.
He said it was a “big shock” to hear about the operation and he was “very grateful” for the support he’s received from people.
Dr Coughlon said the operation will be “very traumatic” for Brittany, but it is “absolutely necessary” for her to be stable in the future.
As for the surgery itself, Dr Coughlen said she will “have to see what her recovery looks like”, but said it will be a “long, hard road”.
“It will be really traumatic,” she said.
“The surgery will involve a huge amount of incision, lots of incisions.
It’s a really, really significant incision.”
The family said they are “very thankful” for donations to help with Brittany’s recovery.
Their GoFundMe page has raised more than $18,000, with donations from across New South Wales and overseas.
You can donate to Brittany’s GoFundMesse Facebook page, and you can also get in touch with Brittany through her website.
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