Club kicks in for Evelyn

Evelyn Sell in hospital.
Evelyn Sell in hospital.

Doctors investigating the cause of the strokes, which have left her paralysed from the neck down, said they�re rarely a symptom of the Merriwa girl�s condition, aplastic anemia.

Evelyn�s breathing has since stabilised and she was transferred to the neurology ward after weeks in Princess Margaret Hospital�s intensive care unit.

Her family were told that the John Butler Primary College student would not be able to walk and her speech would be severely affected, requiring a communication device.

Evelyn will work with a rehabilitation team for the next six to 12 months to help her progress.

An online fundraising page set up for the family is calling for support with living expenses as they spend day and night with their daughter.

�Their world has been turned upside down,� it said.

�Finances should be the least of their worries right now.�

Quinns club president Steve Alderson is encouraging people to attend their fundraising matches for Evelyn and her family on Friday.

�Evelyn has played with our club for the last four years (but) this year she couldn�t play because she got sick and as a community club, when we hear about a tragic story like this, we rally together,� Mr Alderson said.

�Evelyn�s dad has had to give up work to be by her side as they have three other younger kids that mum has to look after.

�All the funds raised on Friday night will go straight to the Sell family as the bills are mounting and with dad not working, every cent will count.�

He said they hoped to raise at least $5000 through the Gumblossom Oval event which includes two games along with food and refreshments sold on the night.

�The first game will start at 5.30pm and is our ladies teams which will consist of our State ladies team, our ladies social team and some of our junior girls as well,� he said.

�The other game will start at 7pm which is our masters men�s teams which is England versus the rest of the world.�

To donate, call Steve on 0423 759 950 or visit gofundme.com/evelynsfight.