The British personal trainer needs £250,000 to return home from Thailand after falling from a third-floor balcony and sustaining horrific injuries while on holiday.
- Kieran, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, fell three stories from a hotel balcony.
- Your return to the UK could cost £170,000-£250,000 without the help of insurance
A Brit on holiday in Thailand fell three stories from a hotel balcony and now desperately needs £250,000 to get back home for urgent surgery.
A couple’s ‘dream holiday’ has now ‘turned into a nightmare’ when Kieran suffered the devastating fall which caused internal bleeding and a fractured pelvis.
While a speedboat took the 23-year-old from Phi Phi to Bangkok Phuket Hospital for life-saving surgery, the couple’s medical bills have now piled up.
Kieran, reported by The Mirror to be from Yorkshire, is “unable to move from a lying position” and urgently needs another surgery as part of his recovery to learn to walk again.
Doctors advised Kieran to return to the UK for the procedure, but this could cost between £170,000 and £250,000 “without any help from insurance”.
Kieran, who is reported to be from Castleford, West Yorkshire, fell three stories from a hotel balcony.
His heartbroken girlfriend, also on the trip, said she “wouldn’t wish this on anyone.” [her] worst enemy’, adding that their best efforts are ‘falling short’.
In a JustGiving campaign, Shauna May explained: ‘She currently has pelvic external fixations and is unable to move from a lying position. She needs a second operation to insert internal fixations before she can begin the long recovery process before she can even sit on a flight home.
“The doctors advised that we fly home in an air ambulance for his second operation, however they have given us quotes of £170,000 to £250,000 without any help from insurance. Unfortunately, no one is in a position to afford it.
Kieran is a personal trainer, so it was said that restoring his mobility and learning to walk again was vital to ‘his career, physical and mental well-being’.
Eleven days after the incident, Shauna said they were still in a “exhaustive and exhausting fight” with the insurance company.
She repeated the desperation to get him home as soon as possible, with more complications and risk of infection from delaying the procedure.
He continued: ‘We are now stuck in Thailand with no hope and with hospital bills mounting, we cannot keep up with payments or afford to return home. His family has depleted their savings on medical bills, the hospital is pushing for payments, and we’re no closer to getting home.
The couple have currently raised over £16,000 as part of their crowdfunding application.
His return to the UK could cost £170,000-£250,000 without the help of insurance (Pictured: Shauna May and Kieran)
‘I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, my heart is broken to see the person I love the most suffer like this. His family and I are doing everything we can, but our efforts are falling short and we need help getting home,” he added.