‘It could have killed me’: Gloriavale leaver struck by tree branch is struggling to support large family
By Joanne Holden – 02/02/2021
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A former Gloriavale man working to support his pregnant wife and 12 children after the family was pushed out of the isolated community about four months ago, suffered a setback when a tree branch crushed his leg.
Zion Pilgrim, who lives in Fairlie, underwent surgery at Timaru Hospital to insert a plate into his broken ankle and leg bone and “screw it back together again” after he was struck by a branch while helping a friend chop firewood from a eucalyptus tree this week.