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Family of British man injured in Samui appeal for funds

THE distressed family of a Whitstable man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident in Thailand are appealing for help to pay for his huge medical bills.

man injured in Koh SamuiJack Morgan-Payne, who moved to Thailand at the beginning of May, was seriously injured while on his motorbike in Koh Samui on May 20.

The 22-year-old was rushed to a Thai hospital and underwent brain surgery and treatment to repair his fractured skull with titanium pins.

His family and friends say they are “very happy” to say that the operation was successful and Jack should make a full recovery.

But, due to the severity of his injuries and the life-saving treatment he underwent, Jack now faces medical bills of around £10,000.

His relatives are now appealing for help to cover the costs of Jack’s treatment and his close friend Ry Robson, also from Whitstable, has set up a Go Fund Me website to help pay for the fees until Jack is well enough to come home.

On the page, Mr Robson said: “We are doing all we can to help Jack’s family out with covering the costs for the bill, but there is a very long way to go to raise this amount.

“If you would like to help and donate to help Jack and his family, then please give anything you can here.

“Anything, no matter how small will be gratefully received and will make a huge difference.”

More than 100 people had flocked to the Go Funding Page to donate money to get Jack home.

Kelly Hunt said: “Get back on your feet soon Jack, grow back your nice locks before our next catch up! Lots of love x.”

Duncan Fenning said: “I couldn’t believe this! Hope you’re recovering well and you and your family are alright. Get well soon.”

Mandy Whiting said: “Love and hugs to Jack, family and friends. Get well soon xxx.”

At the time we went to press, the page had raised £4,686 of its £10,000 target.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/v7f2uk.

 

Canterbury Times

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