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The family of 51 year old Kathryn Williamson, who collapsed on holiday in Thailand, have made a desperate plea for help to bring her home to the UK. Kathryn is currently on a life support machine in a Bangkok hospital, her family believe she has no chance of pulling through and believe the machine should be switched off. The family believe that the Thai medics decision to keep her alive is due to local customs and beliefs and have been told they will need to pay around £36,000 to bring her back to the UK to pass away at home with family. In view of this sister, Elizabeth, has now set up an online fund-raising page and hopes that friends and family will donate. According to a report in the UK Daily Mirror the 58 year old said “You can’t imagine how we are feeling. The truth is I think she’s gone and they are just keeping her alive, and all the while the bills are unbelievable, they just keep mounting up. We just want her back we want to bring her back home. It would mean a lot if we could be with her. Without these funds she will not be returned home to us and will be moved to a hospice without medical support, resulting in her dying alone. Any donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.” She went on “Kathryn had been ill for a long time and suffers from arthritis,” Elizabeth explained. “I think the heat has hit her. She wasn’t well and went to bed then got up and just collapsed.” Kathryn was rushed to a hospital in Bangkok where she began to suffer seizures. And her family do not believe she will ever recover.
“Because of their culture and beliefs they are not happy to switch the machine off. I do respect their beliefs and if they switch the machines off and a miracle was to happen then fantastic. But I think the right thing to do for Kathryn would be to turn the machines off.”
If you would like to help please click here to visit the funding page