Donations pour in for double amputee

Last updated 14:00 11/08/2014
Stacey Herbert
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DETERMINED: Stacey Herbert had both legs amputated above the knee after she was crushed in The Press building in the February 2011 quake. Her wrist tattoo reads 1251, when her life changed forever.

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Stacey Herbert's dream of walking again received a boost at the weekend. 

The 27-year-old had both legs amputated above the knee after she was trapped for eight hours under a pile of concrete and steel in The Press building after the February 2011 quake.

She also fractured her spine, tailbone and three pelvic bones.

Now she needs to raise about $150,000 for computerised legs, known as C-legs, from the Hanger prosthetics clinic in the United States.

After her story appeared in The Press her online Givealittle campaign jumped by almost $7000.


Help Stacey get her C-legs: Donate at RiseUpStacey2


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