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£55raised of £1,000 target by 2 supporters

    Weʼve raised £55 to Help pay for Elliott's medical care

    Funded on Friday, 21st July 2017

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    Story

    Elliot arrived in Thailand only a short while ago. But in this time I have gotten to know him quite well. Elliot recently turned 27. Anyone who meets Elliot for the first time, likes him immediately. He has a super bubbly, outgoing personality and always seems to find a way to make others smile. He is the kind of person that can make friends with everyone.. even those who have very different lifestyles and personalities to his. Those who know him on a more personal basis know that he is an amazing and loving person who has overcome many difficulties in his life. Though, I would have never guessed it because he is quite often smiling and making everyone around him laugh. He is always there for others and would do just about anything to help any of his friends. He is dependable and fiercely loyal to those he cares about. I met him on a night out and we became friends. I saw he wasn't drinking but in the moment, didn't ask why. I didn't realise at the time but he was suffering from PTSD and attempting to get medication levels sorted. He had tried a few different ones but the Drs couldn't get the levels right. I later found out he went back to his Dr. several different times change his medications, in attempt to live a normal, productive life as they were making him too drowsy during the day. He was then put on different medications for day and night.
    On the night of Monday the 12th, Elliot was on his way to meet up with some friends on his motorbike, and not being 100% alert, he got into an accident. He wasn't wearing a helmet. He was unconscious and suffered amnesia from the impact to his head. When he came around he was in the hospital. He was about to sign a lease at an apartment, move from the temporary guesthouse he'd been staying in and find a job teaching English, which he'd done previously in Japan. His motorbike is a rental which he had rented out for the month to accomplish all his goals. Without a moment's notice his life had been turned upside down.

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    • Colette Hirst2 years ago
      Colette Hirst

      Colette Hirst

      2 years ago

      He not only urgently needs to do this surgery but he needs to pay for repairs on the bike he rented and the bike he collided with as well once he recovers from the surgery. Any money raised will be spent on medical bills which the total cost at this time is unknown due to ongoing treatment, follow up appointments, wound cleaning, and multiple medications he needs to keep taking for his injuries. No amount is too small or too large. Every single penny counts right now. Every donation is greatly appreciated.

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    • Colette Hirst2 years ago
      Colette Hirst

      Colette Hirst

      2 years ago

      The operation is going to cost between 180,000-200,000baht(4181.46-4646.07 GBP), money he doesn't have. The surgeon told him in his appointment yesterday that the deadline to get it done is Saturday the 24th of this month. Due to the cartilage rapidly growing between his fractures, he was told it would be to difficult to do after that date. He has already spent almost all of the money he had saved the past year during his working holiday in Australia funding his medical expenses thus far on his own which has exceeded 50,000baht so far.

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    • Colette Hirst2 years ago
      Colette Hirst

      Colette Hirst

      2 years ago

      He needs to see a Dr. and have his wounds cleaned and dressed every day, this costs approximately 2,000baht, this in itself wouldn't be so bad, he had money saved to live frugally on, but he needs an operation to fix his facial fractures and time is running out as the bones are fusing and he is in continual pain. Thankfully had morphine prescribed since the crash, again at a cost. Without it he is unable to function as he's in so much pain.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/27/2017 17.34

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 27, 2017

      Wishing him well

    • Colette Hirst

      Colette Hirst

      Jun 21, 2017

      £50.00

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    Colette Hirst

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    Any money raised will be spent on medical bills which the total cost at this time is unknown due to ongoing treatment, follow up appointments, wound cleaning, and multiple medications he needs to keep taking for his injuries. No amount is too small or too large.

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