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fundraiser Friends of young mum who lost arm in horror crash say her life 'will change completely' in appeal for help

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in a bid to help Evette cope with life when she gets out of hospital and ultimately to get her a new hand.

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Evette's friends are appealing for support

Evette's friends are appealing for support

Evette's friends are appealing for support

 Friends of a young Co Donegal mother who lost her arm in a car crash last weekend are rallying to help her recover after her horrific ordeal.

Evette Woods sustained serious injuries in the single-vehicle crash on Saturday morning last on the road between Raphoe and Lifford.

The 34-year-old mum-of-two, who was traveling alone, was air-lifted to Galway University Hospital for emergency treatment.

Despite the best efforts of surgeons, popular hairdresser Evette lost her right arm from the elbow down.

Now friends have set up a Go Fund Me page in a bid to help Evette cope with life when she gets out of hospital and ultimately to get her a new hand.

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The scene of the signle vehicle crash on the main Lifford to Letterkenny road in Donegal. (NW Newspix)

The scene of the signle vehicle crash on the main Lifford to Letterkenny road in Donegal. (NW Newspix)

The scene of the signle vehicle crash on the main Lifford to Letterkenny road in Donegal. (NW Newspix)

Friend Jonathan Dunne, who is leading the fundraiser, said Evette will need as much support as possible when she finally gets out of hospital.

He said “Whilst Evette is in hospital and making a great recovery, with an incredibly positive attitude given the circumstances, there is no doubt her life will change completely.

“Anyone who knows Evette will know she is a wonderful, positive, kind-hearted loving person, who would always do her best to help anyone in life, in any way she could.

“Evette is well known in her local town and community Raphoe and also from her profession as a hairdresser.

“She is a huge animal lover and supports many charities as well as having adopted a few fur babies over the years.

“With the support of her friends and family, including Evette's fiancé, Victor, and their two children we wanted to help support Evette on her recovery and offer as much support as we can to get her though this difficult time in her life.

“We understand this is a tough time for everyone and whilst a donation is very much appreciated, even a simple share of this fundraiser will really help us support Evette.”

Jonathan explained that while some of the cash being raised will go towards making changes to Evette’s house, the majority of the money will go towards funding a prosthetic hand.

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He explained “We hope to use a small percentage of the money raised to assist with making Evette's home a safe place as well as try to make some of her daily tasks a little easier for her return home in the coming weeks.

"However, the majority of the money raised will be put towards the cost of a prosthetic hand which we hope will help Evette lead as much of a normal life as she possibly can in the future.

Evette wishes to say a massive thank you for all the incredible support and messages she has been receiving over the past few days, it is very much appreciated at this unfortunate time.”

In just a few days, the small group of friends have managed to raise almost half of their €10,000 goal for Evette.

Donations can be made here.


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