YOUR SAY: Luke swallows pride, launches campaign

MY name is Luke Eacersall and I'm a 27-year-old carpenter, and the father of a premature baby who's still struggling to survive.

Our house is full of oxygen tanks and my wife is a full-time mum and carer. My wife Beth went into labour last October way too early, three months early, and our twins boys were born just 24 weeks into the pregnancy.

You get to be scared of the phone ringing, because the bub's health can turn so quickly. If they ring, they're telling you to come straight away.

Reef's health is still really precarious, but now he's home, the pressure's all on us to look after him.

BIG PROBLEM: Luke Eacersall’s car is out of action and he hopes the community will help.
BIG PROBLEM: Luke Eacersall’s car is out of action and he hopes the community will help. Patrick Woods

The week Reef and Archer were born I was driving to the brain surgeon to find out whether Archer would live, when my car's engine blew.

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I borrowed $7,000 from Beth's folks to replace the engine, but two weeks ago it overheated again and now I'm going to have to replace it - again.

I hate asking for help. I'm a good worker, and a strong guy, or I thought so before this happened.

I just want to be the steady one for my wife and kids. I've never dealt with anything like this before, and I'm doing my best, but it's so, so hard.

I can't face the thought of not having a car, so I'm asking for the Sunny Coast to help me fix it or help fund another one.

Thanks for listening to our story. I really appreciate any help.

Check out my crowdfunding page at www.gofundme.com/nztjdxyk


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