The smile that lights up the room. Abi Wilkinson after her tracheostomy surgery.
The smile that lights up the room. Abi Wilkinson after her tracheostomy surgery. Contributed

Abi recovering well after surgery to help with breathing

MOST adults couldn't conjure a smile after surgery, but Abi Wilkinson has demonstrated strength beyond her years.

After undergoing a tracheostomy surgery on Friday, the three-year-old is steadily recovering in the Mater Hospital in Brisbane with her family by her side.

The youngest member of the Wilkinson family was left a quadriplegic after a head-on collision on April 4.

Mum Tanya says the valve in Abi's throat is the best option to make her comfortable for her long-term breathing.

"Her smile will brighten anyone's most darkest day," Tanya said.

"She pulled through without any dramas. As she is unable to feel or use anything below the neck, the tracheotomy is the best way to make her comfortable."

Fundraising is continuing for the young family, who still have a long journey ahead of them.

The count is now at $17,509 and continues to climb.



Contractors vying for council work must pass 'safety gate'

Contractors vying for council work must pass 'safety gate'

Council adopts revised procurement policy.

One block split into two despite neighbourhood petition

One block split into two despite neighbourhood petition

Proposal to reconfigure block at Margaret St approved.

1260 Pacific Eden passengers arrive in Gladstone today

1260 Pacific Eden passengers arrive in Gladstone today

Gladstone welcomes its second cruise ship of the year.

Local Partners