Help Arnold recover and return to his daughter

53714140_1610218985992079_r.jpegOn 14th July 2020, Arnold Koritar, 49 years old marine engineer and single father of 10 years old girl from the Netherlands, woke up in Chiba Japan with feeling that finally life is giving him back all he deserves after hard work and rough life. He was reading messages once more and with a smile on his face, he calculated numbers of days until he will go home to visit his daughter. He was making a list of presents to buy during next weekends. Just few hours later, after involvement in a job related accident, he was brought unconscious to Chiba Hospital. The medical investigation showed that he is suffering a displaced rib fracture causing severe internal bleeding (hemorrhage), a fractured cervical vertebra bone(NECK BONE) and a displaced fracture of the tibia and fibula bones of the right lower limb. Since that day, Arnold had more than 20 hours surgeries: surgery to stop internal bleeding which could affect his heart, liver and kidney (on 16th July); two anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery (ACDF) (on 17th and 31st August) to fix neck bone problem. The cost of all surgeries initially was evaluated to $ 47,750. There are so many unknowns for Arnold’s future right now; while in front of him is one more operation and long-term rehabilitation.
Arnold is not only battling for his life and trying to return to his ten-year-old daughter, but he is still trying to finish the engineering project that brought him to Japan in March 2020. Because of COVID, shipping delays have resulted in material delivery delays, additional port fees, increased logistics costs, and generally more administrative work and cost. Additionally, when he joined this project, he entrusted his daughter in the care of a full-time nanny, who was to care for her for 6 months. Now he has been gone an additional 6 months, and the cost and separation from his daughter is very painful for them both. Arnold has already invested all his savings and the stress caused by worrying about how to pay future expenses further slows his recovery.
As a friend, I feel both heartbroken and helpless. Whilst I am worried about Arnold, I am equally worried about the future for his daughter:  Arnold has no siblings, and his parents have passed away, he and his daughter have no close relatives to help them in this exceedingly traumatic and life-changing time.
With the money that is raised, Arnold will be able to pay any required treatment that is not covered by the Japanese healthcare system where he is being treated. He will be able to cover living cost of his daughter and a cost of full time nanny. Finally, it will ensure that he is able to return home to his daughter as soon as possible.

I am grateful to anyone who has taken the time to read this.



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    • €10 
    • 4 d
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    • €10 
    • 12 d
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    • €20 
    • 14 d
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    • €20 
    • 16 d
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    • €20 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Danijela Rostohar 
Praha 8-Libeň (část) x), 3100, Czech Republic
Vladanka Guerin 
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