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The holiday of a lifetime has turned into a nightmare for 20 year old David Eastham from Manchester in the UK. During his dream vacation in THailand with five friends the student was thrown from the back of a motorbike when the driver lost control, he suffered a broken back, broken left shoulder, a punctured lung, a bleed on the brain, cracked ribs and nerve damage to his left forearm.
Mr Eastham has now been flown back to the UK after receiving three weeks of treatment and operations in Thailand. He is being treated at the North West Regional Spine Injury Centre in Southport, paralysed from the waist down he faces a very long road to recovery.
Although medical care for his injuries was covered by the insurance company, this did not cover the expenses for his family to be by his bedside and his family have found themselves almost five thousand pounds out of pocket. His family are now desperate to raise five thousand pounds towards equipment and the facilitate to help David complete his final year at Northumbria University where he studies business management. His mother Janet has set up a crowdfunding website you can visit by clicking here.
David’s mother is also keen to warn others of the dangers of riding motorbikes in Thailand, David’s insurance only covered him for bikes of less than 50cc, which are not available for hire in the Kingdom and it was only after lengthy negotiation with the insurance company they agreed to cover some of the costs.