When my niece Yui was 20 years old she traveled to Reno, Nevada to study English and to enjoy and experience a different culture. She was a normal girl who loved life and was looking forward to this new adventure. She was excited to fulfill her dreams of learning English along with other subjects to better herself as a person and advance her education. While studying in Reno, crossing the street at a cross walk, Yui was hit by a car and very severely injured. The young driver who hit her was highly under-insured and the small insurance claim that was awarded has not even come close to covering her medical bills. The level of physical, mental and financial trauma that Yui has suffered because of this accident has been insurmountable. The bills for her treatment and recovery keep coming without an end in sight; the medical bills alone are reaching the 1 million dollar mark.
This is an extremely stressful time for Yui and her family. Yui is an only child of a single parent. Yui worked extremely hard to save up her money in order to reach her goal of studying English in the United States and she and her mother do not have the means to cover the costs of her recovery on their own.
- Yui's medical bills for her treatment in America totalled about $500,000.00
- The boy who hit her, his insurance covered just $25,000.00, of which the lawyer charged 30% out of that cost.
- The lawyer is currently negotiating costs with the hospital in Amerira and with Yui's school.
- Yui's hospital in Japan will be releasing her treatment cost later this week and I will update gofundme as the information comes in.
Thank you for your consideration of Yui in her time of need.
Yui's first summer experience in Reno(right)