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Harry Cross Motorcycle Crash Thai

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Harry Harry Harry!! Our friend has been traveling Southeast Asia for the last 5 months. In that time he has been living life, capturing the energy of every moment. Looking forward to the next adventure.

Today on his way to extend his travel visa, Harry was riding a motorcycle near Kanchanaburi in Thailand, obeying the road rules, wearing a helmet and jacket when he was struck by a sugar cane truck turning across his path. The truck dragged him nearly 15 metres, in the process degloving Harry's right leg from above the knee.

He was rushed to the local hospital in a serious condition. Futher scans showed he had a shattered pelvis, multiple double bone breaks to his leg and three broken ribs to go with the degloved leg.

He was rushed into surgery where they were unable to save his leg and amputated above the knee.

Harry is now in the ICU, he is conscience but obviously in a lot of pain. He has a strong will, knows he has lost his leg, but says "at least I am alive".

Unfortunately he did not have travel insurance, his motorcycle was legally registered and therefore had insurance which covers some of the medical bills, but in reality only a VERY small percent.

The truck driver has told police it was not his fault and therefore it will go to court which could take months, if not years.

Now he is not looking for a hand out, he is merely looking for some support, bear in mind that past the medical bills there is going to be a huge journey ahead for him, with the need for a prosthetic leg down the track and learning to walk again.

So your money will help with everything, will show him how much he means to everyone and that there is good in the world.



Please note guys in UK, this is in AUD when I set it up it only had AUD or USA. My Appologies. 

Also note, I was the first called and at the hospital so rest assured I am well involved in helping our friend.

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IN AUD $ DOLLAR NOT BRITISH POUNDS. AUS IS WORTH APPROX 50% OF BRITSH POUNDS. IF YOU WISH TO DONATE 100 POUND IT WOULD BE APPROX $200

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I have been asked to add personal details for me from Gofundme. I am a friend of Harrys.  I am the first person he called and arrived at the hospital within 20 minutes as he was taken into his first surgery. Because he rang me first I have been trying my best to cordinate as much as I can with raising funds, lawyers, police, hospital, tranfers, family, social media, pickups from Bangkok International and more. The withdrawn money is turing up daily into my Australian bank account, I am transfering it on  the day it arrives to my personal Thai account. Harry does not have a Thai bank account. I am then withdrawing funds as necessary to pay medical bills as I am being asked for money. He is going to be transfered to a better hospital in Bangkok within days for a specialist to rebuild his shatteres pelvis. I am Australian, 43 years old and have lived in Thailand for 3 years. I am married to a Thai national and reside on a non-imigrant visa. I live in Ratchaburi. 

I implore newspapers to not use my personal details above.

James Bailey.

  https://youtu.be/oFAAIqK0xh4
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As of today Harry is still in hospital in Bangkok but making good progress. The surgery on his pelvis was a success, and now every day with physical therapy Harry is getting a little bit stronger. There is still a small amount of infection on his stump which they are waiting to see if it will clear with antibiotics or if further cleaning out of the wound is needed. He is getting more mobile in his bed, and even having small short adventures around the ward in a wheelchair. Keep fighting brother.
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Harry is recovering extremely slowly from the surgery on his pelvis. By all accounts the surgery was a success, he now has small amounts of movement in his stump which is a massive move forward in his long recovery. Within two weeks he will be moved into the physio ward withing Bangkok Hospital. He is currently struggling with the heat, a mere small fan and a cold rag on his head to keep him cool with no aicon.
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UPDATE FROM HARRY: After spending a few days in an excruciating, immobile form of purgatory...I'm still there really haha. The op on the pelvis was all good but they noticed ol' stumpy not looking too clever and opened him back up for a good clean. Obviously adding extra pain and discomfort to the recovery. On top of that, being in the same position for so long in a freezing room messed up my shoulder blades. I was shivvering violently when I was conscious again, so I think that is the main reason for this unbearable pain in that area. It feels like trapped nerves going from under one shoulder blade, up the shoulders and neck and down to the other blade, and is so severe that when I wake up I can't lift my arms. Then, because of the pain in my hip and not being able to shift one way or the other I now have a ridiculous pain in my coccyx.

And an (apparently) common side effect of a big operation is to get a fever. Which obviously added annoyance and to my sensitivity for all that lovely pain. I was given an epidural but that only helped the pain in the pelvis, so the rest of my body has just had to suffer because they wouldn't give me any adequate medication on top of the epidural. That's gone now though so I'm back to morphine which helps for around an hour, if I'm lucky.

It's not all doom and gloom though. I've had a catheter before and the removal and subsequent pisses for around two days after were unbelievably painful. Like pissing bonfire razor blades. This time though! No pain at all! I did have to sit in discomfort trying to piss for over forty-five minutes for the first one though. I've also broken my ribs before and remembered that sneezing and coughing were two of the most painful things to do, so I know that I haven't sneezed for three weeks and counting! That's a bit mad I think.

All in all it feels like very slow going but I know it'll be soon enough that I'll start to see change for the good. Finally, have I got a fuckin' tasty collection of scars! I already had one with over one-hundred stitches on my left knee and a decent one on the very upper thigh, plus a good few on the hands and one on my head. Now I'm full on zombie.

(By the way that's not how my hair grows, they manscaped a lot for me before surgery) ((I was going to put a picture of the scar on my stump but it is fairly graphic))
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Harry has made it through the 8 hour surgery which was to rebuild his hip as well as tidy up his amputation. He spent the first night out of surgery in ICU which was a massive night for him. The magnitude of the surgery was huge. He has spent the last 24 hours with an epidural including pain relief but he is struggling with pain and sleep is alluding him. The only light at the end of tunnel is that he has waited so long to get here and had so much support from people. Please keep Harry story going, he still needs everyone's support more than ever.
Post surgery #2
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