Garry, I thought you might want to know that Mick Kennedy (Cpl 4 Section 11
Platoon last tour SVN) is in the High Dependency ward of the Queen
Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Adelaide. He had his right leg amputated below
the Knee yesterday. Complications set in after previous surgery to fix
foot circulation problem. Mick is in fine spirits as I spoke to him this
morning. I also spoke to Faith (Mick's Wife) and she is ok and relieved it
is over as far as the operation went. Mick is on a dialysis program and is
currently waiting for a Kidney transplant after he is mobile again. Tel
for QEH is 82226000. It is ok to let the troops know. Thanks Garry and
Regards Mick (Stretch).
Thanks Garry & thanks also to Mick Sherlock for keeping us up to speed on
Mick's illness, Mick Kennedy was a member of Tpt Pl during the first tour before D Coy was
privileged to get him!
I spoke with him a few minutes ago (6 Sep) while he was undergoing dialysis
& he is going ok. He is now in Ward North East 2, I gather from the staff of
QEH who were very helpful in tracking him down.
Mick may have a compatible transplant kidney lined up & is still planning on
joining us at the Reunion in Melbourne.
I'm sure I can speak for everyone who knows Mick from his time at Woodside through
Malaysia/Borneo and both tours of SVN, get well soon Mick and hopefully we'll see you
in Melbourne next year.......ed
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