Although this is the Daily Brit, I will occasionally write about other countries when the situation warrants it. This is one of those time.
While browsing Twitter this evening, I came across this heartbreaking story about Harry George Buster, who sadly lost a leg in a tragic accident in Thailand whilst travelling. Although what’s happened is dreadful, it’s great to see that so many people have banded together to raise a huge amount of money in such a short time.
Harry’s GoFundMe page is asking for $15,000 to help the guy out with his extortionate medical bills – link to Gofundme page
Text from that page –
Harry Harry Harry!! Our friend has been traveling Southeast Asia for the last 5 months. In that time he has been living life, capturing the energy of every moment. Looking forward to the next adventure.
Today on his way to extend his travel visa, Harry was riding a motorcycle near Kanchanaburi in Thailand, obeying the road rules, wearing a helmet and jacket when he was struck by a sugar cane truck turning across his path. The truck dragged him nearly 15 metres, in the process degloving Harry’s right leg from above the knee.
He was rushed to the local hospital in a serious condition. Futher scans showed he had a shattered pelvis, multiple double bone breaks to his leg and three broken ribs to go with the degloved leg.
He was rushed into surgery where they were unable to save his leg and amputated above the knee.
Harry is now in the ICU, he is conscience but obviously in a lot of pain. He has a strong will, knows he has lost his leg, but says “at least I am alive”.
Unfortunately he did not have travel insurance, his motorcycle was legally registered and therefore had insurance which covers some of the medical bills, but in reality only a VERY small percent.
The truck driver has told police it was not his fault and therefore it will go to court which could take months, if not years.
Now he is not looking for a hand out, he is merely looking for some support, bear in mind that past the medical bills there is going to be a huge journey ahead for him, need to get a prothetic leg down the track and learning to wal again.
So your money will help with everything, will show him how much he means to everyone and that there is good in the world.