Speed Sheila home

Thank you for your interest in raising money so that our Mum, Sheila Murphy, can soon return to her home. She is currently in the National Rehab Hospital, adjusting to life in a wheelchair. Work has just begun on the house to make it suitable for a wheelchair user, and we are looking for funds to make this happen as comfortably and stress-free as possible.

In September 2020, our wonderful Mum felt a pain in her back one day and was whisked off in an ambulance the next, unable to walk or even feel anything below her waist. She has spent the time since in recovery, working incredibly hard, gaining strength and adapting to her new lack of mobility. The hospitals and rehab have been amazing in helping her with this new reality of being in a wheelchair full-time. We have all been surrounded with so much love, support and prayer, from friends, family and our church community. She feels very well cared for and her faith in God is as strong as ever. This means so much and we are eternally grateful. We know that what the future holds will be different with many new adventures and challenges but we know she is cared for, loved and trusts in the plan God has for her.

The reality now is that we want to get Mum home. We cannot do that until our family home gets a lot of essential work, being remodeled to comfortably and permanently fit this new way of life for both Mum and Dad. Doorways need to be widened, ramps need to be installed, walls need to be knocked though, kitchen counters need to be lowered, and that is just the start of it.

As this is such a huge adjustment, we as their daughters, along with other close friends and family in our community, want to make this transition home as stress-free as possible for our parents who have done so much for us. We are aiming to raise funds to take away some of the stresses that will come with this next challenge, this next step in getting Mum and her new wheels moving back home.

Funds raised will be used for the essential building work as well as other necessities and comforts to make their home the best possible space to accommodate a wheelchair and its careful (we hope) driver.

We as a community are really hoping that this fundraising can help with financing this work so it can be done quickly and to a high standard. Then, Mum and Dad will be together again, working out this next chapter together, under the same roof.

Thank you so much for any help you can give. Any and all amounts, big, small and in between, mean so much and will help in a very real and positive way.

Thank you from our family to yours. God bless,

Gayle, Gill and Calli


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Calli Murphy 
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