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Friends and family of a Scottish man who suffered from a brain aneurysm on January 13th have raised twenty five thousand pounds to fly him back to Scotland. Owen Auskerry is in intensive care in Bangkok.
The English teacher, who was living in Nakhon Si Thammarat, was flown to Bangkok after visiting a local hospital suffering from a severe headache and nausia, where his symptoms quickly became more serious. Mr Auskerry’s parents flew out to Bangkok where he underwent a three and a half hour operation on his brain. He is now in a stable condition. According to his brother, Owen, Mr Auskerry does have health insurance, however it is due to expire on January 22nd and the family are worried that the policy will not cover his ongoing treatment.
It is hoped that the Go Fund Me campaign will help to cover the cost of his flights back to Scotland as well as ongoing treatment. The medical costs so far include six thousand pounds for the air ambulance and sixteen thousand pounds for the brain surgery. Any excess money raised will be donated to a charity.