Donated skin helps Elliot heal


To my donor, I hope you know how amazing I think you are. You helped me get better and back to my family.

I contracted Meningococcal Disease in September 2012. I was three-and-a-half-years old. I don't know how I got it, but I lost all my toes and some parts of two of my fingers because of it. The doctors at Starship didn't think they could save my legs. After a month I was transferred to Middlemore Hospital. Eighteen months later, thanks to a team of amazingly talented people and over 100 operations, I can walk on my own two legs.

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I am standing here before you as living proof that miracles do happen. But, of course, my miracle, like many others here today, came down to a family’s generous and brave decision.

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