Mum (Christine) with the lucky stone given to her by Helen Mears in an extraordinary gesture of kindness.
Helen and Mum met in the waiting room at the Mater Hospital, as Helen’s son Scott was also in ICU. At one point, Scott (in his 20s) and Matthew were the only residents of ICU, so we got to spend some time with Helen and her daughter Emma, who followed our journey.
Upon Scott’s recovery, and Helen’s return to Cairns, Helen gave Mum her lucky stone, that she had possessed since she was a child.
Mum’s holding it close. It’s very precious, and at this stage, is working.