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Help Zachary get out of hospital

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Raised by 201 people in 6 months
Zachary Newell is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. He traveled to Mexico City for spring break. On Thursday March 8th he was hospitalized after falling down a staircase. On March 9th he had surgery to repair his face which suffered many lacerations and much trauma. He is sedated and intubated. I am his father, Michael Newell and I am going to Mexico City to be with Zachary. I am traveling to Chicago Sunday March 11 and arrive in Mexico City on Monday March 12. Zachary's hospital bill is currently $19,000 USD.  He is a graduate student in his final semester at the U of M and does not have insurance for Mexico hospitalization.  He does have health insurance in the US through Blue Cross Blue Shield but to our dismay it does not offer international coverage. I am able to fund getting to Mexico City to be with Zachary, but do not have the money needed to settle (negotiate) his hospital care. His needs are immediate and I am asking for help from anyone and everyone who understands the despair I feel about Zachary's situation. Please help and please share this plea for help everywhere.  Thank You!
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This may need retitling. Zach is out of the hospital! His health is improving every day. The road to recovery from his injuries is still expressed in months rather than days. And likely a lifetime of controlling convulsions. News about Zachary's health is great. And with the compassionate help of the University of Minnesota English Department and writing studies, Zachary is continuing his Master's program and should graduate early this summer.
Zachary's family truly believes that his recovery is thanks to all of you who offered prayers and loving thoughts in addition to your generosity.
As we all know there is physical health and there is financial health...
The retitling is: HELP ZACHARY PAY THE HOSPITAL.
As you know Zachary had only a $10,000 supplemental health policy while in Mexico. That helped and so did the wonderful donations on GoFundMe. But the expenses are overwhelming. At discharge, his outstanding balance due is about $34,000.
If you would please share this plea with anyone and everyone it would be great! There is still a great need and getting to the GoFundMe goal will help tremendously. If you have had a good year or just won the lottery please help. If you get a refund put almost all of it in retirement accounts, a small amount would help reach the goal. Thank you and Bless you.
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Zachary is Home!

After a disastrous day Sunday aborting the commercial airline evacuation as they were putting Zachary in the ambulance, we had a great experience getting home today. It was by air ambulance from Tuluca Mexico to Holman field in St. Paul. He was accompanied b an emergency Doctor and a specialist Zachary has been re intubated for now but he is stable and responsive in ICU at the University of Minnesota East clinic. He cannot have phone calls or visitors yet but hopefully soon.
Thank you to everyone
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Update Sunday night March 18th I truly wish I could say that Zachary is back in Minnesota but the 8 a.m. departure from the hospital in Mexico City was aborted at 8 a.m. and the alternative method to evacuate Zachary back to Minnesota is rather than the scheduled airlines that the company had provided is a specialized air ambulance Learjet 35 equipped as a full ambulance bearing airplane crashes that evacuation team will be bedside was Zachary at 6 a.m. with a plan departure out of Toluca Mexico at approximately 9 a.m. will them have the flight direct no stops unless that we need gas and then the plan is still the same for the rest to the University of Minnesota East Campus Medical Clinic I clearly will update everyone that we are actually I'm on the air ambulance with the doctor and the patient thank you thank you
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Update Saturday March 17th for Zachary to get out of the hospital. Things continue to improve slowly with Zachary's condition. His Mexico City doctors have cleared him for travel back to Minnesota. Currently Zachary a doctor a nurse and me
his Dad are confirmed on flights from Mexico City to Dallas-Fort Worth then on home to Minneapolis-Saint Paul we should be in Minnesota about 9 p.m. Sunday March 18th. Upon arrival we'll be met by an ambulance and transferred to the University of Minnesota Riverside Hospital. Zachary continues to improve baby step by baby step. And although I am getting personally embarrassed by my continued request for financial support. Primarily because I think the most important support that this group of truly supportive and loving people of Zachary's Network are your thoughts about and prayers for his recovery. And in order to have him released from the Mexico City Hospital I do have to finalize payment to the hospital we're very close but still a few thousand US Dollars away. I will feel badly if people who have already donated more, so don't dig more deeply but share this, share this and by the grace of God I can get a little more help. Again, I am overwhelmed by the compassion and capacity for love from everyone thank you,
Dad
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