Maeve returns home

After spending 130 days in hospital, Maeve Field has returned home.Maeve was struck by a vehicle in Hagersville on March 9. She has been recovering in hospital since.“After 130 days as an inpatient, Mighty Maeve has been discharged from the hospital and it is SO GOOD to be home. We wanted to emphasize this accomplishment, so we departed the hospital through the doors we arrived at- the ambulance entrance. We are the proudest parents in the world,” said an update on the family’s GoFundMe page.On March 9, Maeve, along with her big brother and sister and parents, Gloria and Ian Field, were leaving a store in Hagersville with supplies to build an herb garden. As they made their way down the sidewalk, a vehicle struck the little girl who was pinned beneath it.Maeve‘s father was able to extricate her and together they were rushed to Hagersville hospital by a stranger. Because her injuries were so serious, Maeve was transferred to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.The five-year-old girl will still be frequenting doctor appointments, currently twice a week, but gets to return to her home in Townsend at the end of each day.Maeve lost an arm and a leg due to the injuries sustained. She was also left blind in one eye.According to the update, posted July 18, Maeve will be beginning her amputee rehab in the fall with a team of therapists and physicians.“For now, Maeve gets to enjoy her newly updated ‘big girl’ bedroom, snuggling with her doggies and falling asleep outside by the campfire; her favourite therapies,” said the update.The family’s GoFundMe page, entitled “Help for 5 year old Maeve Elizabeth Field,” has raised $142,806 of their $150,000 goal.The family appreciates the support the community has shown in these past few months.“When we moved to Haldimand 5 years ago, it was with the purpose of providing Maeve with a safe childhood out in the country. While we couldn’t have predicted or prevented what happened to her, the response of the community has reinforced loud and clear that we made the right choice in settling down where we did,” wrote Maeve’s mother, Gloria. read more