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Prayer call as Abi fights for her life again

Abi Wilkinson's rehabilitation is continuing in Brisbane.
Abi Wilkinson's rehabilitation is continuing in Brisbane. Contributed

THE Wilkinson family needs Gladstone's prayers as three-year-old Abi fights to recover from a major setback on Sunday.

A partially collapsed lung and brain seizure has little Abi fighting for her life.

Showing strength beyond her years, Abi has time and again defied death after she was left a quadriplegic on April 4 after a horrific head-on collision in Logan.

The region has donated to the Dig Deep for Abi appeal which is close to the $50,000 mark.

Her determined support network led by mother Tanya and father Paul, continues to keep a bedside vigil.

"She has had a very, very rough three weeks since her last surgery," Mrs Wilkinson said.

"It's been a major setback to her health.

"We are very lucky she has no permanent brain damage as a result of the seizure.

"She now needs time to recover which will be very slow."

The health complications were believed to have stemmed from poor ventilation.

It will take a minimum of four weeks for her lungs to start to recover.

Topics:  abi wilkinson, accident, community, health, quadraplegic




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