A Newcastle teenager is on life support after becoming the latest victim of the deadly flu season.
Nathan Brown has been in a medically induced coma for the last three weeks after being admitted to John Hunter Hospital intensive care unit on August 29.
The 19 year old's family say his lungs have collapsed and his kidneys have stopped working.
Nathan not only has the Influenza A virus, he's also battling acute pneumonia and has a staph infection on both lungs and in his heart.
His uncle Peter Brown has set up a Go Fund Me page to help cover his rehabilitation and medical costs.
"He is an extremely sick young man," he said.
"The medical staff have been amazing and we are hoping and praying for a positive outcome. It is going to be a very long and tough recovery for Natto once he beats this incepid illness. He will not be able to work for many months and his rehabilitation and ongoing medical expenses will be substantial."
"No kid deserves what he is going through and what lies ahead."
So far more than $6,000 has been raised, with a target of $10,000.