Family make desperate plea to save mum after horror fall on holiday leaves her in coma
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A family are making a desperate plea to save a woman after a horror fall on holiday left her in a coma.
The couple were drinking at the hotel bar on the first day of the holiday. Paul said they had ‘several drinks’ and were about to go and get ready for a massage and dinner when Kylee needed to go to the toilet.
When the Australian mum was on the way back from the bathroom, she appeared to misjudge her step and fell from a patio.
Paul said she was 'knocked instantly unconscious' and was bleeding from her head and ears.
He says on a crowdfunding page: “It is my belief that Kylee approached this wall expecting there to be steps that lead down from the deck, the same as what she walked up from the pool.
"However there were no steps, and as she stepped off the deck her body dropped into nothingness, with the full momentum of her body sending her face-first into the pavement below.”
Kylee was quickly rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.
And after being transferred to a main hospital in Phuket, she underwent a six-hour brain surgery and was placed into a medically induced coma.
However, since her sedation was lifted on 1 June, she has still not woken up.
It has now been 11 days since the mum-of-three's fall and the family say her medical bills are over AU $50,000 (£26,800/$33,400), climbing by AU $5,000 (£2680/$3340) every day she is in hospital.
None of this is covered by the couple’s travel insurance because Kylee had been drinking at the time of the accident. Paul said he didn’t know about the alcohol clause in their cover.
He wrote: “Today we received the unfortunate news that our travel insurance claim had been officially declined citing a clause relating to alcohol.
"Unfortunately being like most Australians we failed to read the fine print and this has subsequently led to us not being insured."
On top of all of this, the family will need to pay up to a whopping AU $200,000 (£107,200/$133,640) in order to have Kylee flown back to an Australian hospital.
A GoFundMe page for her return to Australia has so far raised over AU $130,000 (£70,000/$87,000)
Her husband concluded: “I am aware that times are tough and the ability to donate won’t be possible for everyone however even if you can’t donate we ask that you share this at every opportunity to help bring this story to as many people as possible.
“I and my family will be forever in debt to your generosity.”