Weʼve raised £105 to support On and Alice in Thailand
- Penzance, UK
- Funded on Saturday, 1st September 2018
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Three years ago my sister's husband On had a motorcycle accident in Thailand that left him in intensive care. His face bones were all broken, he had water leaking from his brain and lost all his teeth. It took a long time for doctors to rebuild his face and On has been left with permanent and visible damage. He looks very different and his voice has changed because he had to use a trach tube for such a long time. He has lost a lot of confidence and this has affected all areas of his life, including employment. He works with Alice teaching English to children in Chiang Mai. Alice has health problems of her own and working full time to support them both has been very challenging.
Because there is no NHS in Thailand we had to crowdfund for the medical expenses his operations incurred. We raised £600. You can read about the original fundraiser here: Help us support Alice and On .
Three years later and On and my sister are trying to rebuild their lives. Now all of a sudden the other person that was involved in the crash has demanded compensation. Unfortunately On was pressured by police soon after the accident to sign a document to say he was responsible, despite leaving hospital with terrible head injuries.
To begin with she asked for a ridiculous sum but it was reduced to £1,200. This is huge amount of money in Thailand. On has been in court three times and has finally been told he will have to pay the compensation demanded or he will face jail. He has begged and borrowed in order to pay this. The whole case is very unfair because On's injuries were much worse than the other party. But Thai law appears to be complex and not always very just.
My sister has said that the amount On needs to repay his friends for keeping him out of jail is £700 so that's what I'm trying to raise today.
Even a small amount like £5 will help us reach our target and sharing on your social media will help spread the word.
Image: Alice and On before the accident
On leaving hospital after weeks in intensive care
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