Weʼve raised £0 to Support Morgan in his fight to recover from a lung infection and to help bring him back from Singapore to be treated in the UK
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Paulina and Morgan, young professionals in their late 20's, living in England, had been saving money for a fun, adventurous and relaxing two week vacation in South East Asia for years. This summer they finally headed on their long awaited and deserving vacation. They were having a wonderful time until they got to Singapore. It was on their second day in Singapore (18th of May 2017) when Morgan began to have trouble breathing, having been together for 7 years, Paulina knew something was seriously wrong. She had never seen Morgan like this so she immediately called an ambulance and since that day, the hospital became their new home.
It has now been almost 4 months since Morgan has been in and out of ICU fighting a severe lung condition. He is coherent most of the time and is able to listen and understand, however, he is unable to speak due to the ventilator and tracheostomy, so he communicates by writing. He has a red clipboard and pen by his bedside at all times. Paulina has been dedicated to his recovery and has been by his bedside every day for the last months. I spent time at the hospital with the couple and I was in complete awe watching Paulina sit at the edge of Morgan's bed with so much optimism in her eyes.
It was obvious to see that Paulina does her best to keep Morgan positive and uplifted. The first time I met Paulina, I would have never guessed she was going through something so difficult. It was beautiful to see a couple smiling through their pain even after almost four months of on going physical, mental, emotional pain and suffering and financial stress.
All of their future plans, dreams and hopes have been shattered, yet they still smile and hum to songs playing on the radio.
The only real upside in this situation is that this happened in Singapore, a country with excellent healthcare, however, it comes at a very high cost. The couple is grateful for the wonderful doctors and nurses at Tan Tock Seng Hospital but their goal is to get Morgan back to England and have him treated there to reduce medical expenses.
I was shocked to learn how much their current outstanding bill was (as at 30th of August 2017 it was S$217,000) and as each day passes, the bill gets higher and higher. Currently Morgan is not fit to fly by commercial airline with medical evacuation team due to need of mechanical ventilation and pneumothorax. The couple has to wait for Morgan to wean off the ventilator to start any arrangement of taking him back to England. The cost ranges from S$40,000 to S$85,000, depending on Morgan's condition and fitness, as well as requirements for his safe transport.
The last thing they need to be worrying about right now is the first thing they discuss every morning; medical expenses.
We cannot take away their physical, mental, or emotional pain, but we can help reduce their financial burden so that Morgan can focus all of his energy on getting better. This is to help cover the outstanding and on going medical expenses and to get Morgan back to England.
Thank you for taking the time to read Paulina and Morgan's story. This loving couple needs your support financially and spiritually. Thank you in advance for your kindness, generosity and support. We will keep you posted on Morgan's health.
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