From the accident scene he was transported to a local medical clinic, to stabilize him, and stop the blood loss.
He was then transported by ambulance to Sanglah Hospital, in a critical condition, where he spent 48hrs in the Intensive Care Unit.
Although he required surgery to fix his shattered nose, and other facial bones, the doctors did not operate because the family could not afford to pay the 55,000,000Rp
($5,500 Aud), that was asked for prior to treatment, in what is meant to be a publc hospital.
After less than 3 days he was released, and went home to his family's village to recover. A few weeks later, his very poor family were evacuated, along with tens of thousands of others in the area, due to the high alert warnings of the pending eruption of Mt. Agung, in eastern Bali. His close family are now dispersed, living as virtual refugees, with little Government support, and no opportunity to work.
Tomas usually provides the financial means for his family to survive.
He has not returned to his job, as he has still not fully recovered, experiencing dizziness whenever he sits or stands up.
Through GO FUND ME, I am trying to raise funds to take Tomas to Australia for his surgery. He has sponsors in Australia to provide accommodation, and cover his living expenses while there.
100 % of funds donated will used toward medical treatment, so that Tomas can return to Indonesia to go back to work, and help once again to support his family.
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