Chiangrai Times – Sean Kenzie who stuck in a Thai hospital after a motorbike crash that left him seriously injured, has finally returned home to New Zealand. Thanks to an anonymous donor paying $53,000 for his Medical Bill and Flight, Sean Kenzie has been able to go back to New Zealand to receive more medical treatment.
Mr Kenzie has been stranded in the Thai hospital for the last month, with broken ribs, punctured lungs, a split liver and a broken jaw.
Kenzie Said; “I had checked into my motel, I hired a little scooter had a look around and next thing you know I’m in here,” he said from hospital.
Mr Kenzie thought he had full travel insurance but he wasn’t covered for motorcycle accidents.
His bills at a private hospital in Phuket mounted as he recovered until he was forced to go to a public hospital.
“I think it was pretty grubby actually and not very sanitary, he was cleaning his own wounds there and stuff like that; changing his own pads,” says his mother Nadine Mouritsen.
But thanks to an anonymous donor paying the $53,000 fee for a flight and a doctor he’s left that behind, arriving safely in New Zealand today.
“I was a little bit sceptical because it was a lot of money but when I found out it was true I was like ‘Wow that’s just amazing’,” says Ms Kenzie.
Mr Kenzie is in a stable condition at Auckland Hospital but his ordeal doesn’t end here; there’s still $12,000 worth of outstanding medical bills in Thailand to pay.