Hamilton Community put their hands in their pockets
Hamilton's Ollie Anson is currently in a coma after sustaining injuries to his brain, jaw and eye socket.
On Sunday the 13th of June 2021 Ollie was enjoying a day at Hamilton's local falls. Whilst visiting Nigretta, Ollie climbed the concrete steps to sit on the rocks but slipped into the water. Andrew, Ollie's father was quick to react - jumping in after him. Ollie was transported to Hamilton Base Hospital for assessment, he was subsequently airlifted to The Royal Children's in Melbourne, where he has been in a Coma since.
“He is going well. He's responding well to medication; swelling is starting to subside a bit and go away in his head. Basically, from the neck down he's got a couple of scratches and a couple of marks. Until the MRI comes back that we're having today we won't know if there is spinal damage. And there's certainly head and facial fractures.” Andrew said.
The Hamilton community are supporting Ollie and his family with medical costs and any financial assistance they need via a go fund me page. It was established by Maria Raggatt who works alongside Andrew, at Finchetts. Currently the page has raised over $22,000.