Thankfully, the Milns have a good deal of support from their friends and family.
Bogan wrote, “Many of us have been shaken by this news and searching for a way to support the Milns during this unthinkable time.”
And the public have responded with support, as well. As of the writing of this article, the family’s GoFundMe page has raised more than $135,000 AUD of their $150,000 goal with nearly 1.5k separate donations.
Anonymous donors gave as much as $5,000 AUD in the fundraiser.
The medical bills from the snow blower accident in which their father loses both legs are covered by the Australian Defense Force, according to Bogan, but the Defense won’t be able to cover a lot of the costs the family has ahead of them.
As Dave is now a double amputee, the family will need “things like vehicle modifications for Dave, household equipment and modification and other bits and pieces that Dave will need in adapting to his disability,” wrote Bogan.
Bogan added, “While Dave learns to run again (and we all know he will!) please donate generously so their strength and energy is focused purely on healing together.”
Bogan encouraged readers to share this story of how the father loses both legs in the snow blower accident in order to ” lighten the burden on this incredible family, as they come to grips and learn to adapt with the challenges ahead.”
Since his initial post, Bogan has added four updates at the time of the writing of this article.
He reported, “Dave has the prosthetic for his right leg and is now learning to balance and take steps with support. The pain is excruciating but his drive to walk again is stronger” and “the pins in Isla’s right leg were removed…and she is now in a full leg cast.”
While the family has been through worse than they probably could have imagined, they are binding together as they recover, and those watching are amazed by their strength of character.
One YouTube user posted, “What a wonderful father and husband! wishing them all the best.”
Another said, “A true hero. God bless him and his family.”
It’s not too late, join in on the support and pray for this family!