Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tribute page for Harrison

A tribute page has been established for Harrison and the family. Please follow the link below if you wish to leave a message.

Etribute page

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We are all Missing Harri

We have had a very tough time over the last few weeks, since Harri's 18th Birthday party. Harri became unwell with the Influenza B and ended up in hospital with pneumonia, a potentially fatal chest infection. Breathing became very difficult for Harrison and he went into respiratory failure, so he was put on a ventilator and taken to the Mater ICU. Here he fought to get on top of the infection and after 9 days he was making progress to come off the ventilator.

But he started to get more temperatures and came down with a server secondary infection called Pseudomonas. Harri was required to be re-sedated and fight this new infection. 7 Days later he improved and he was finally able to come off the ventilator on the 29th of September. The doctors were very hopeful, but late on the 30th of September Harri started to succumb to the infection again.

After weeks of fighting his respiratory muscles were depleted and weak. A server scoliosis and tracheomalacia were complicating Harrison's ability to breath and cough properly. Harrison deteriorated over night and passed away at 3pm on the 1st of October 2015.

We, Harrison's family are very sad, but we have been blessed to have Harri in our lives, especially over the last 15 years, since he received his brain injury from an encephalitis.

We hope to keep the memory of Harrison alive by keeping the charity going and helping children with similar struggles as Harrison.

We thank those who have offered their condolences and prayers, and we thank all those who have played a part in our young mans life.

Regards Matt

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello again to the readers,

                   Firstly my apologies for the hiatus. Life has certainly picked up pace around our household. I will endeavour to account for that in coming posts. Most certainly the communication work with Harri's SGD is taking a lot of priority and time. On top of this the need for me to return to work and the success of starting a small business has lead to a savage lack out time on my part, to up keep regular posts.

                   How ever our 1 fundraiser for the year has snuck up on us and is on this month.

We are completing the City2South 14km fun run on the 14th of June 2015. The team consists of Bailey (younger brother of Harri), Kim ( Harri's mother) and they will be joined by Harri being pushed by myself. I am giving myself a challenge of trying to complete the 14km run (which includes Highgate Hill) in under 90 minutes. An increased difficulty as Harri is 17 now and is 4kg heavier than last year.

Thank you again. for now M.C.