as most of you know, our father has always been a traveling wilbury and has been visiting different countries for almost 8 years now despite the fact that he has Multiple Sclerosis and has been bound in a wheelchair for almost 25 years now. However, nothing ever stopped him from living out his life to the best of his ability and so once again he made his way to Cambodia last year in November and has been there ever since.
Come mid-December 2017, tragically he was infected with Malaria and was treated immediatly, but then to his discovery, gangrene had started to develop in his foot spreading ever since. He was rushed to the nearest hospital as his body was shutting down and attacking itself, not being able to fight off this infection because of his MS. They did everything they could to treat him but needed further medical care at this point.
So they flew him by an air lift ambulance at a large cost of $20,000 (thank you to my aunt) to a more advance hospital in Thailand Bangkok where he is now admitted in ICU. With no insurance at this point, they are charging him a hefty amount varying $3,200-5,000 per day all depending on his needs & the condition that he is in. There is no regular airlines that will take him at this point as he is very very ill and won't make it home.
They are doing everything they can to stabilize his heart but at a very expensive cost, hence this is why we are asking for your help to bringing him back home as soon as possible by an air ambulance.
It will cost $200,000 for the medivac from Thailand to Canada, on top of all the extra medical costs that he currently needs in ICU. Family members will be taking out second mortgages on their homes but it will not be enough to cover all the expenses.
Any little bit helps and your prayers are much appreciated. Let's make this happen and get our father, grandfather, brother, uncle & friend to so many of us HOME!!!!!!! Please don't hesitate to "Share" as well.
Thank you Kindly in advance,
Jen & Carmel xxo
- Suzanne Banks
- Kelly Lunn
- McKenzie Danielle
- Natalie Pincombe
- Vicky Cauley
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