Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:37 PM
Another Facebook update:
An update on Dereck and Beverly.
Thank you once again for all the incredible support that has been received from all over the world. Dereck and Beverly are immensely touched by all your wishes.
After a very long and tough week, we think that a corner has finally been turned when Beverly told her Doctors that she needed to heal fast because she has rhinos to move. This is a statement typical of her undeniable strength and one which warmed our hearts because we knew she would never give up easily and that her first thoughts as usual were for the wildlife she has spent her life protecting.
It seems a lifetime ago since the night when Dereck and Beverly were walking to dinner in their camp in the Okavango and a buffalo charged them from the darkness. Dereck suffered some bone fractures but Beverly was seriously injured, with the horn causing extensive damage. Dereck’s actions that night certainly saved her at that point. Four operations later, and the revelation that major arteries, organs and her spine were all miraculously missed, it’s become clear that Beverly has fought fiercely and finally seems to be out of immediate danger.
There is obviously a lot of recovery still to come, however she has walked, she has had sutures removed and she asks after the wellbeing of others rather than herself.
We are thrilled with the progress so far and optimistic that this remarkable spirit of Beverly’s will see her through the healing process still to come.
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