Cathrine’s financial support fund

£1,902 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 3 months
Cathy has been off work since August 2018, suffering from a brain infection. Thankfully, Cathrine’s infection has now gone, however she is still in hospital recovering from the damage to her brain. Cathy like most of us, never imagined anything like this would happen to her and did not have any critical illness insurance. We are raising money to support Cathy’s financial status until she is able to return back to work. Please read our Cathy’s story: 
Cathrine fell ill on the second day of her dream holiday in the Dominican Republic. It started off with severe ear and headaches and she attended the local doctors who advised her she needed to have her wisdom tooth taking out at the hospital after saying this was the cause of her pain. As the pain got worse the next day, Cathrine went back to the hospital and had her wisdom tooth taken out as advised.  The next day Cathrine was still very sick and started to lose her eye sight. Cathrine thought this was a side effect from the medication and persevered with the pain, but as the pain got worse and Cathrine’s eye sight had still not returned , she returned back to the hospital where they ran various tests on her. Cathrine was admitted to a local hospital in the Dominican Republic and was told a few days later that she had suffered a stroke had Multiple sclerosis and they had found something on her brain. Cathrine’s health was getting worse by the day and she had now lost control of her right arm and had completely no eye sight in her right eye. Cathrine was discharged from hospital 3 days later and was told she would be fit to fly home on her original booked flight with TUI 8 days later. They also stated that she did not need any medical assistance to return home on the 8 hour flight. When discharged, the hospital forced her to pay a large sum of money up front (after already paying the initial hospital fees) and forced her to stay in the waiting room until she had paid it, this came up to £6000. They would not let her leave and she could not call herself a taxi without using the hospitals phone which they would not allow. Cathy called the TUI resort rep who told her to pay the money and did not offer to come and help her. She was assured by the insurance company after communicating with them through her friend that she would get the money back and used her credit card for all hospital fees (Cathy is still waiting for them to pay her this money back). Cathrine then returned back to the hotel resort where her condition and pain got worse by the minute. She was insured by her travel company, who stated that they would not fly Cathrine home on their insurance until their own doctor had looked over the hospitals medical reports and checked them. Cathrine was unable to fly back straight away as there was no direct flights available back to Manchester and she felt that she could not make a connecting flight without medical support (the insurance refused this due to the medical report issues from the hospital).
Cathrine stayed in the resort hotel room for the remaining 8 days, in severe pain and her condition getting increasing worse. She was unable to swallow 3 days prior to her returning home and had to return back to the hospital when the pain was so unbearable, who simply gave her a IV and sent her back to the hotel.
On the day Cathrine returned home, she had no eye sight, had not drank or ate for 1 week, was unable to swallow and could not walk. No one in the resort (TUI), hospital or the insurance company helped her.
Cathrine was determined to get home with her 8 year old son and by a miracle survived the flight. She was admitted straight to Manchester Royal Infirmary and was lifeless. Family was told that she was suffering with a severe brain infection and that it was progressing rapidly and life threating.  They confirmed she had not suffered from a stroke and most certainly does not have MS - which the hospital AND insurance doctors had both said she had, and was suffering alone with a brain infection, untreated for 2 weeks.
Cathrine was put in a medically induced coma and the doctors started her treatment. She stayed in Intensive Care for 2 months under the amazing care of all of the consultants, doctors and nurses at Manchester MRI. Between all the staff and Cathrines determination to get better for her son, she is now in the High Dependancy Unit where she is getting better by the day. Cathrine is now able to walk and is working towards swallowing and regaining her full  eye sight and use of her arm.
The doctors say it will be a long road, but 3 months later Cathrine is determined to be home by Christmas and reunited with her son.
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Cathrine is overwhelmed with all of the donations received so far. She would like to say a massive thank you for your generosity and well wishes you have all sent. Thank you all so much x
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