On Saturday March 9, 2019 four year old Maeve Elizabeth Field, along with her big brother, big sister and parents went shopping at the hardware store in Hagersville, ON. After purchasing supplies for an herb garden for Maeve and Daddy's special project the family left the store.
In the following instant Maeve's life was forever changed.
While innocently walking down the sidewalk, Maeve was tragically stuck by and pinned underneath an out of control vehicle.
Miraculously, Maeve's father was able to extricate her from underneath the vehicle and together they were rushed to the Hagersville hospital by a complete stranger.
Due to the severity of the trauma, Maeve was rushed by OPP escort to McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton.
Maeve has suffered extensive life threatening, devastating injuries from head to toe. She is currently in critical yet stable condition in an induced coma and has endured over 20 hours of multiple surgeries, with more on the horizon.
While Maeve's prognosis remains uncertain, one thing is certain -her life is forever changed.
All funds that are raised will go directly to Maeve's parents to help offset the bills and expenses that will continue to accumulate while they spend the next days, weeks and months at Maeve's side.
"Words cannot express how incredibly difficult the last few days have been. Our journey started at West Haldimand General Hospital Emergency, where Daddy carried Maeve in through the front doors in his own arms. The doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to keep Maeve alive and get her transported to Mac Kids. We are so grateful for their incredible response to an unimaginable walk-in crisis.
While we are at our worst, the doctors, nurses and support staff here at McMaster Children's Hospital have been at their best, caring for Maeve as if she were one of their own children. Our hearts are full of love and gratitude because family, friends, and community members (many of whom we have never met) are praying for us and keeping Maeve in their thoughts. Right now, our focus is on Maeve, and we are staying positive. We feel your prayers and know you are sending love and healing to Maeve. We ask for continued privacy and prayers, and will provide updates on Maeve's condition in due course."
- Gloria & Ian Field (Maeve's parents).
- Carl Capuano