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Eddie Everywhere Needs Our Help

$52,032 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 358 people in 3 months
Please note: Panama is not yet set up to accept GoFund Me Donations. This page has been set up through an account in Canada by Friends Mike and Janel Phillips who reside in Panama and funds will be directed to them . 

Please note, if you are sending the funds in USD please convert the amount using the rate of 1.28 . For example $100 USD = $128 CAD - THANKS


For those of you that know Eddie, it goes without saying he is most likely the kindest, most positive, and bright-spirited humans you have ever met.

 On Friday, October 20th, while on a surf trip in Bali, Eddie admitted himself to the hospital after experiencing debilitating & severe headaches. Spending that evening in the hospital under watch, he later experienced multiple seizures.

After several examinations and MRI scans, the doctors diagnosed a stroke with a hemorrhaging in the right frontal lobe; resulting in loss of mobility and numbness to the left side of his body.

He has spent the last two weeks in the ICU receiving around the clock care and treatment. During the first week, he has regained feeling in his left leg and was able to squeeze his wife Maya’s hand.

During the second week he was able to sit up to 90 degrees and as a result Eddie was transferred to the general ward in Bali’s hospital.

Eddie is continuing to make improvements. He is now taking supported steps, working on getting stronger with each movement.

Although he has a long journey ahead of him, the doctors are amazed at Eddie’s strength and positivity, and the healing that has already transpired in such a short amount of time.

He is expected to fly home to Panama on November 6, 2017 alongside his family.

Financially, this has placed a large strain on his family. With complications in policies, the insurance that Eddie purchased prior to this trip does not deem “strokes” or the treatments required covered; therefore the Davis family will be facing a hospital bill of over $30,000.00 USD.

In order to get Eddie home safely on this long journey, it is required he fly business class. As Eddie is still under careful watch and his mobility is very limited, assisting him will be his brother David. The additional cost for the two of them to fly home is $9,600.00 USD.

Eddie’s wife & family have traveled from around the globe to be by his side during this traumatic event. His wife Maya and her mother flying in from Holland, Eddie’s brother David from Taiwan, and parents from Panama. Between flights, hotel bills and other incidentals they have reached a total of $10,000.00 USD.

Nearly $50,000.00 USD of hospital bills and expenses incurred over the last two weeks, the journey to recovery will far exceed this amount.

For those of you who have yet to meet the man with the biggest smile…

“Eddie-Everywhere” is nickname coined during his many years of travel and working abroad. Eddie has a passion for people and world-travel; working 13 seasons with the TV Series “Survivor” and travelling over 85 countries, he is known for taking all of life in and seizing every opportunity presented. Whether that is attending a 6:30 am yoga class with his wife Maya, driving 6 hours for an epic surf session, or salsa dancing the night away, Eddie captures every moment and lives life to its fullest potential.

 Eddie and his wife Maya celebrated their first anniversary on October 29th, where she sat by his side and reminisced about the first year of their married life.

 They now reside in Panama full-time. Eddie is the owner & operator of Pineapple Shuttle: a tourism based shuttle company throughout Panama. Everywhere Eddie goes he is creating memories and friendships. From sharing stories and knowledge, to going above and beyond to ensure each guest becomes a friend, it is without a doubt his bright spirit marks a special place in every soul it reaches. 

 What next: The after-effects of a stroke can be life-long; Eddie will be traveling back to Panama where he will continue along his healing journey. He will be receiving physical therapy and emotional guidance, with the end goal of making a full-recovery. We know that with Eddie’s passion and your support, this will be possible.

 How can you help:  Any denomination helps, large or small. All donations will be going towards the Davis family: the hospital bills, travel expenses, and ensuring Eddie receives the level of care required to make a full recovery.

 As Eddie is self-employed in the tourism industry, he will be unable to return to work while he is recovering. This loss of income and addition of treatment bills will place a financial impact on their family. Help us reach & exceed our goal of $75,000.00USD ($100,000.00 CAD).

Please share this with everyone in your circles and use the hashtag #eddieeverywhere

Please note:  Panama  is not yet set up to accept GoFund Me Donations.  This page has been set up in Canada by Friends Mike and Janel Phillips who reside in Panama and funds will be directed to them 
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HELLO EVERYONE!

This past weekend we had the opportunity to finally see Eddie no that he is back in Panama. It was a very emotional visit as we were able to listen firsthand to the story about the events leading up to the accident. Eddie wanted to share this message with all of you the latest update on his recovery.

Eddie is recovering really quickly and since a few days back at home after almost a month in hospitals.

Now he is doing lots of physiotherapy, gentle yoga stretches and meditation. The final diagnose was that the vein thrombosis that caused the brain hemorrhage happened due to a genetic condition that he has and was triggered by dehydration. This genetic condition makes the blood coagulate quicker than normal, therefore he will have to be on medication for at least 6 months.

After the last few tests, the doctors are really happy and surprised with the improvement. We will keep you posted with the information regarding his recovery and condition.

Over the weekend we were able to see our family from Cambutal that came all the way to Panama City to give us a visit and it was beautiful beyond words to be able to hug them and share the story.

We are extremely grateful for everyone that has donated to help with the expenses and recovery.

Thank you all again for all the continued support.
So good to see this guy!
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Hello Everyone!

We are really feeling the love from all of you over the last week since we started this campaign for our amazing friend Eddie! From the heartfelt messages, texts, emails and incredibly generous donations we have been blown away by the outpouring of support.
I have been in close contact with Eddie and he is overwhelmed by the love you are showing him!

Eddie is still in hospital in Panama City undergoing an enormous amount of tests. At the moment, he is been under the watch of the best doctors in Panama. His uncle Alberto is one of the directors of this hospital and he is getting the best doctors in their fields. He is being seen by a rheumatologist, neurologist, cardiologist(uncle Alberto) and a nematologist as a team to find out what happened. And to make sure it doesn't happened again.

Eddie is in amazing spirits and is really looking forward to getting to go home.

We are still aways away from our goal and although i know it may take some time, i believe that we can get there.

Please, if you can, continue to share these posts and spread the love and little by little will will reach our goal and help our friend.

Love to all of you
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Good Morning Everyone!

Eddie has arrived back in Panama!!!! He arrived yesterday afternoon after a very long 40+ hour journey. He did incredibly well, slept a lot on each flight and overall he said it went well. He was elated to reunite with his brother Victor, who hadn't seen him since he left on his trip.

After he landed he was transported to the hospital in Panama City where he will spend some time under constant care and monitoring.

Eddie is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Maya, who flies in from Holland later today.

I want to personally THANK each and everyone of you for you generosity and support. Its incredible to see the outpouring of care from across the globe from family, friends and strangers!!!


THANK YOU

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Go Fund Me has asked me to post the following update in order for the funds to Eddie be released. This is because Panama is not yet able to accept GoFund Me payments and the funds will need to be withdrawn under my name from, my account in Canada and then sent to Eddie in Panama

How you are related to your beneficiary: Best Friend

That you are withdrawing the funds in your name: The funds will be withdrawn in my name, Mike Phillips

How exactly you will be delivering the funds to your beneficiary or using the money on their behalf: The funds will be wired transfered in full the Eddies bank account in Panama

Thanks
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