Sons medevac from Taiwan to Canada

$35,370 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 585 people in 25 months
It is with great sadness that I report John Joseph Justason Kelly passed away peacefully on December 14 at 1:00 a.m., after returning to Canada by medevac, the medical team at the Calgary Foothills Hospital did extensive testing to determine John’s current medical condition and his prognosis for recovery.

It was discovered that the damage to John’s brain was severe and parts where extensively damaged, enough so that he would never recover from his injuries. The heartbreaking... decision was made to allow John to go peacefully.

At this time we would like to thank the excellent teams and Individuals at the Foothills Hospital I.C.U. POD C, and the Intensive Palliative Care Ward for their outstanding devotion and care to John Jnr. And to everyone involved who helped in raising awareness for John’s situation and for helping to raise the funds to reunite John with his family in Canada.

Further funds raised to the set goal amount will be used to assist in paying off outstanding medical and other bills sustained in Taiwan and the medevac to Calgary. 

Once again thank you.
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It is with great sadness that I report John Joseph Justason Kelly passed away peacefully on December 14 at 1:00 a.m., after returning to Canada by medevac, the medical team at the Calgary Foothills Hospital did extensive testing to determine John’s current medical condition and his prognosis for recovery.

It was discovered that the damage to John’s brain was severe and parts where extensively damaged, enough so that he would never recover from his injuries. The heartbreaking decision was made to allow John to go peacefully.

At this time we would like to thank the excellent teams and Individuals at the Foothills Hospital I.C.U. POD C, and the Intensive Palliative Care Ward for their outstanding devotion and care to John Jnr. And to everyone involved who helped in raising awareness for John’s situation and for helping to raise the funds to reunite John with his family in Canada.

Any more funds raised to the set goal, will be used to assist in the payment of outstanding accounts and medical bills.

Once again thank you.
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Thank you very much for your donations to this cause. John arrived here yesterday and at present he is at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. They have in the last 24 hours conducted many tests and sadly the M.R.I. (brain) scan showed that John has suffered very traumatic (irreversible) brain damage. This has and will continue to impact Johns quality of life for the rest of his life. The cost of the Medevac alone was over $60,000.00 not counting the costs to come and the medical expenses left in Taiwan. We are and always will be grateful for the donations that helped get John home. I am going to leave this page up, hopefully in order to achieve the $50,000.00 goal which will offset those costs we have and continue to suffer. God Bless... Johns Dad.
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Blair Zettl
25 months ago
3
3

I saw this in a group I'm in and assumed it's true. However, this hasn't been on the news and no one seems to be around Taichung. Which school is he at? Where are his friends? Does he have a facebook account?

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Sally Webster
25 months ago
2
2

Was this a hit and run? If the driver is known, his insurance should be paying for this. Please, please ask your representative office in Taiwan to check this out and don't get fobbed off. Your son is owed this. Good luck to you all.

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Jonathan Lai
25 months ago
1
1

This is Jonathan Lai, I got the info from my friend Susan Cleveger, and she is also a English teacher. I am a government officer. I think Taiwan has many government agencies which can provide immediate assistance. Here is the phone, John's mom may ask assistance at 0800-024-111, The Ministry of Labor Affairs can also provide assistance, but it need the John's full name and passport number. Here is the phone +886-2-8995-6000 for assistance

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Jose Antonio Tapia Aleman
25 months ago
1
1

i am know the case the school is in dajia district so don't hesitate to donate because the case is real !!!!! God bless his family and give him the power to come out of this !!!

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Jeremy Wells
25 months ago
1
1

Yes this is real. I am one of his friends and his former boss at the Unicorn pub in Calgary AB. I understand the need for skepticism in these times for go fund me claims,, which is why I decided to chime in here.

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Jim Hsu
25 months ago
1
1

http://www.canada.org.tw/taiwan/index.aspx?lang=eng The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei please contact them for further help !!

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Sabryna Davenport
25 months ago
1
1

http://news.thewildeast.net/canadian-hit-by-car-family-seeks-to-get-him-home/

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Jack Kelly
25 months ago
1
1

Thank you for your kind words and support, we are getting more and more of that support each day, this was published in the Calgary Sun today and a big thank you to them and Mike Platt.... http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/10/19/family-raising-45k-to-fly-injured-calgary-man-home

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Cory Maki
25 months ago
1
1

John Kelly's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457442570

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Jack Kelly
25 months ago

We are working as hard as we can to get John back to Canada, which is what the Doctors in Taichung are stating would be the very best for any recovery process. We are getting valuable assistance from the media and that should get bigger in the following week(s). There are so many of you to thank and so many that John and us will forever be in debt too. Once again, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your continued support and for your prayers.

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Lori Lamontagne Ries
19 months ago

My brother is in hospital in Taipei Taiwan and we are trying to get him medevaced to Calgary., what medevac company did you use??

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Melody Keen
23 months ago

Sadden by the loss of John and feel for your family in this painful time ! May your comfort be he is with the angels and wishing you strength to get thru this dark time ...

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Sherre Logan
23 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The only consolation you have is knowing you did your best for your son by bringing him home to the comfort of his family. God Bless.

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Jennifer Bains
23 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad we were able to raise some money to get him home at least.

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Shannon Neustaeter
23 months ago

I just read on CBC that John has passed away. My deepest condolences to the family. To have a loved one pass on so far away from friends and family is truly devastating.

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Erik Bowitz
24 months ago

There needs to be justice in Taiwan. According to this news article John "jumped in front" of the speeding car. It also states there is zero CCTV footage of the accident. I find this quite hard to believe given the proliferation of CCTV cameras around the island. Where is Apple News? Where is ET Today? Why isn't this being covered and why isn't the driver paying for this leaving this family to depend on donations? This is absurd.

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Erik Bowitz
24 months ago

Would be nice to see this get a little more attention here in Taiwan, where he lived and worked and where there is a huge foreign working community that can help out. Does anyone know anyone working in Taiwanese media? Why isn't the driver paying for all of this? Why isn't this getting more attention?!

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Narda Gerber
24 months ago

Are their any updates? Is he still in Taiwan?

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Kim Kelly-Blanco
24 months ago

http://news.thewildeast.net/category/traffic-accidents/

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Carli Rachelle Johnson
24 months ago

My thoughts are with you, I will share your post with my family and friends as I'm unable to donate. I hope for the best out come of this shitty situation!!

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Erin Edmundson
23 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss.

KM
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Kathleen M
23 months ago

I hope your home soon...my best wishes

RM
$106
Ramona MILLS
23 months ago

sending healing your way.

AO
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Arnie Ostapovitch
23 months ago

Saying prayers that John is home in Calgary soon.

Blair Zettl
25 months ago
3
3

I saw this in a group I'm in and assumed it's true. However, this hasn't been on the news and no one seems to be around Taichung. Which school is he at? Where are his friends? Does he have a facebook account?

+ Read More
Sally Webster
25 months ago
2
2

Was this a hit and run? If the driver is known, his insurance should be paying for this. Please, please ask your representative office in Taiwan to check this out and don't get fobbed off. Your son is owed this. Good luck to you all.

+ Read More
Jonathan Lai
25 months ago
1
1

This is Jonathan Lai, I got the info from my friend Susan Cleveger, and she is also a English teacher. I am a government officer. I think Taiwan has many government agencies which can provide immediate assistance. Here is the phone, John's mom may ask assistance at 0800-024-111, The Ministry of Labor Affairs can also provide assistance, but it need the John's full name and passport number. Here is the phone +886-2-8995-6000 for assistance

+ Read More
Jose Antonio Tapia Aleman
25 months ago
1
1

i am know the case the school is in dajia district so don't hesitate to donate because the case is real !!!!! God bless his family and give him the power to come out of this !!!

+ Read More
Jeremy Wells
25 months ago
1
1

Yes this is real. I am one of his friends and his former boss at the Unicorn pub in Calgary AB. I understand the need for skepticism in these times for go fund me claims,, which is why I decided to chime in here.

+ Read More
Jim Hsu
25 months ago
1
1

http://www.canada.org.tw/taiwan/index.aspx?lang=eng The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei please contact them for further help !!

+ Read More
Sabryna Davenport
25 months ago
1
1

http://news.thewildeast.net/canadian-hit-by-car-family-seeks-to-get-him-home/

+ Read More
Jack Kelly
25 months ago
1
1

Thank you for your kind words and support, we are getting more and more of that support each day, this was published in the Calgary Sun today and a big thank you to them and Mike Platt.... http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/10/19/family-raising-45k-to-fly-injured-calgary-man-home

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Cory Maki
25 months ago
1
1

John Kelly's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457442570

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Jack Kelly
25 months ago

We are working as hard as we can to get John back to Canada, which is what the Doctors in Taichung are stating would be the very best for any recovery process. We are getting valuable assistance from the media and that should get bigger in the following week(s). There are so many of you to thank and so many that John and us will forever be in debt too. Once again, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your continued support and for your prayers.

+ Read More
Lori Lamontagne Ries
19 months ago

My brother is in hospital in Taipei Taiwan and we are trying to get him medevaced to Calgary., what medevac company did you use??

+ Read More
Melody Keen
23 months ago

Sadden by the loss of John and feel for your family in this painful time ! May your comfort be he is with the angels and wishing you strength to get thru this dark time ...

+ Read More
Sherre Logan
23 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The only consolation you have is knowing you did your best for your son by bringing him home to the comfort of his family. God Bless.

+ Read More
Jennifer Bains
23 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad we were able to raise some money to get him home at least.

+ Read More
Shannon Neustaeter
23 months ago

I just read on CBC that John has passed away. My deepest condolences to the family. To have a loved one pass on so far away from friends and family is truly devastating.

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Erik Bowitz
24 months ago

There needs to be justice in Taiwan. According to this news article John "jumped in front" of the speeding car. It also states there is zero CCTV footage of the accident. I find this quite hard to believe given the proliferation of CCTV cameras around the island. Where is Apple News? Where is ET Today? Why isn't this being covered and why isn't the driver paying for this leaving this family to depend on donations? This is absurd.

+ Read More
Erik Bowitz
24 months ago

Would be nice to see this get a little more attention here in Taiwan, where he lived and worked and where there is a huge foreign working community that can help out. Does anyone know anyone working in Taiwanese media? Why isn't the driver paying for all of this? Why isn't this getting more attention?!

+ Read More
Narda Gerber
24 months ago

Are their any updates? Is he still in Taiwan?

+ Read More
Kim Kelly-Blanco
24 months ago

http://news.thewildeast.net/category/traffic-accidents/

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Carli Rachelle Johnson
24 months ago

My thoughts are with you, I will share your post with my family and friends as I'm unable to donate. I hope for the best out come of this shitty situation!!

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