It is with sad news our dear friend Evette Woods was involved in a serious car accident a few days ago on the Saturday morning of April 10th 2021.
Thankfully there was no one else involved in the accident and due to the prompt response of the emergency services and a local resident who first arrived on the scene and assisted in staying and talking with Evette this ultimately saved her life.
Evette sustained serious injuries to her right hand and arm, she was immediately rushed to Letterkenny Hospital and then air lifted to Galway University Hospital due to the severity of the accident.
Unfortunately despite their best efforts and many hours of surgery, the doctors and surgeons were unable to save Evette's arm and it has been amputated from her elbow down.
Whilst Evette is in hospital and making a great recovery, with an incredibly positive attitude given the circumstances, there is no doubt her life will change completely.
Anyone who knows Evette will know she is a wonderful, positive, kind hearted loving person, who would always do her best to help anyone in life, in any way she could.
Evette is well known in her local town and community Raphoe and also from her profession as a hairdresser, she is a huge animal lover and supports many charities as well as having adopted a few fur babies over the years.
With the support of her friends and family, including Evette's fiancé, Victor, and their two children we wanted to help support Evette on her recovery and offer as much support as we can to get her though this difficult time in her life.
We understand this is a tough time for everyone and whilst a donation is very much appreciated, even a simple share of this fundraiser will really help us support Evette.
We hope to use a small percentage of the money raised to assist with making Evette's home a safe place as well as try to make some of her daily tasks a little easier for her return home in the coming weeks, however the majority of the money raised will be put towards the cost of a prosthetic hand which we hope will help Evette lead as much of a normal life as she possibly can in the future.
Evette wishes to say a massive thank you for all the incredible support and messages she has been receiving over the past few days, it is very much appreciated at this unfortunate time.
Thank you all for reading and supporting Evette and her family!
- Maria Crossan
- Aisling Kelly
- Mairead O'Donnell
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