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Appeal for soldier on life support as insurance runs out

Appeal for soldier on life support as insurance runs out

Appeal for soldier on life support as insurance runs out 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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