A fundraiser has been set up for the Sala family of Cloncurry who have fallen on hard times.
When news of COVID-19 hit, the family had to self isolate straight away as their son Kayden has chronic lung disease and life threatening asthma due to being born prematurely at 24 weeks.
Mothers Day didnt quite go to plan for the family, as mum Sepa presented to the hospital and was swiftly given a chopper ride to Isa with a suspected appendicitis, which turned into emergency surgery to remove her appendix, full hysterectomy and partial bowel removal.
She was very keen to get home to her family and rest, but unfortunately after some complications she has ended up back in the Intensive Care Unit in Mount Isa with a possible recovery time of up to six weeks.
That leaves dad Lio trying to pick up the pieces with three children Nika, Kayden and Tahlia who all attend Cloncurry State School.
They are all popular community members, with Lio the big, burly security guard and resident DJ at the Leichhardt Hotel and Sepa the responsible school office lady by day.and the dancing queen at the pub by night.
Since the closure of pubs due to COVID-19, Lio's work has seen a downturn, and he is now the sole carer for the couple's three children. Sepa has also used up all her sick leave, while recovering from her surgery.
Money raised, through the GoFundMe page, will go towards supporting the family while they are out of work.
Organiser Joanne Walters said so many people have expressed a desire to help this wonderful family.
"Of course they would never ask for it so perhaps you might be able to throw a few dollars their way to lighten the burden of worry and allow them to focus purely on Sepa's recovery and getting through this trying time," Joanne said.
"I know that Sepa and Lio would do the same for many of us and they would be incredibly appreciative of any form of help."
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