A 14-year-old netballer is fighting for her life in a Brisbane hospital after contracting a severe case of the flu.
Mercedes King went to bed feeling a little sick on August 30 however by 3am the next day she was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
‘As her health declined, her parents were told that Mercedes would have to be flown to Brisbane for treatment as she needed specialised care,’ her aunt, who is the sister of Mercedes’ father Troy, wrote on the school girl’s GoFundMe page.
Due to her condition, equipment was flown in to keep her alive from Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane along with a team of doctors.
When she was in a stable condition she was flown to Brisbane with her mum by her side.
Doctors have since confirmed Mercedes has influenza B, pneumonia, sepsis and an unidentified bacterial infection.
She is in Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in critical condition with her parents and siblings by her side.
As Mercedes is continued to be monitored the family have appealed for any financial assistance to get them through the spontaneous circumstances.
In two days $11,855 has been raised for her ongoing medical care between 140 donations.
Messages of support have overwhelmed the page, which initially set out with a $10,000 goal.