A Gofundme has been started for Sunshine Coast father, Jason Reynoldson, who lost his legs in a tragic accident earlier this month.
A Gofundme has been started for Sunshine Coast father, Jason Reynoldson, who lost his legs in a tragic accident earlier this month. Contributed

It took just 30 secs: Coast man loses legs in freak accident

A GOFUNDME has been started for a Sunshine Coast father who lost his legs in a tragic accident.

The unfortunate series of events began when Jason "Jacko" Reynoldson stayed at home to work with his father while his wife, Tanaya, took their two children to the Queensland Netball State Championships in Brisbane where their daughter was competing.

During that time, Mr Reynoldson went fishing while a battery was left to charge on a generator in his shed.

Just 30 seconds after returning to the shed, he was on the ground - poisoned by carbon monoxide.

Mr Reynoldson wasn't found until 10 hours later and by that time his life became a race against the clock.

A decision had to made whether he would keep his life or his legs.

Family have been keeping a constant vigil by Mr Reynoldson's bed at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital where he is slowly coming to terms with the loss of his legs.

The Reynoldsons only moved to Coolum Beach about a year ago, but it's obvious they've had a profound impact on the community with $35,000 of their $150,000 Gofundme goal already reached.

Their children's respective sporting clubs have even posted about the accident on social media, garnering dozens of shares in support of the family.

The funds will help Mr Reynoldson and his family through his indefinite hospital stay and he'll eventually require a wheelchair and prosthesis as well as ongoing medical, psychological, physical and orthopaedic care.

Creator of the page, Mohambry Appavoo, described Mr Reynoldson as a having "a heart of gold, a hunger for life, a contagious spirit and as so many people have mentioned the ability to make you feel good about yourself".

Messages of support that have flooded the Gofundme are testament to how loved the family is.

Annette Brieschke: My thoughts and prayers are with you x.

Janelle Pearce: Sending you strength and support.

Chris Bloomfield: My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a difficult time.

Madelene and Steve Jasinski: We are so sorry to hear what happened to Jason and we hope that his recovery is better than is expected and that your family stays strong.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/jacko-journeyj.



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