It seems there have been a host of tragedies linked to insurance and Brits abroad in recent weeks.
After the story broke this past weekend of a British man who died in Bulgaria after it was discovered his travel insurance would not cover his repatriation back to the UK, now a desperate plea has been made by the family of a soldier on life support in Thailand.
According to a Wales Online
report, Adam Hobbs, a father-of-one, fell off his bike in Koh Samui, Thailand, and has been unable to breathe independently since – he has locked-in syndrome and can only respond with his eyes while he stays on life support.
Now his family and friends are attempting to raise the £25,000 needed to bring the former Welsh Guard home. They set up a justgiving page originally asking for £10,000 before the hospital informed them it would take £25,000 to bring him home following the expiration of his travel insurance.
Speaking to the publication, Adam’s girlfriend Samantha Theobald, 31, said: “I am devastated and completely heartbroken. I cannot even describe my feelings about it.”
Adam’s mother has also now flown out to Thailand in an effort to assist – they hope it will be possible to at least move Adam to a hospital in Bangkok where better treatment should be available.
The £25,000 being requested is just the tip of the iceberg with the actual hospital bill at £29,000 and estimates that the final bill to bring him back to the UK could be as high as £40,000.
If you would like to assist visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bringadamhome
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