Anonymous donor funds Kiwi's return
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 3:19p.m.
By Adam Ray
The New Zealander stranded in Thailand with serious injuries is expected to be flown home this week after he received a large, anonymous donation.
Sean Kenzie, originally from Napier, was only hours into a Bangkok holiday when he was knocked off his scooter by a taxi, leaving him with a broken jaw, collapsed lungs, a split liver and neck injuries.
Treatment at Bangkok Hospital was halted when Mr Kenzie’s insurance company told him his full travel insurance did not cover motorbike accidents.
He was kicked out of the hospital and taken to another, cheaper, one which was reportedly overcrowded and infested with ants and geckos.
He has been there ever since.
His mother Nadine Mouritsen told 3 News that an anonymous donor had made a donation to help pay for her son's medical evacuation.
He is expected to leave Thailand later this week.
Ms Mouritsen has no idea of the donor's identity but says she is delighted her son's ordeal could soon end.
Along with the anonymous donor, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised through donations to a family trust.
Hawke’s Bay firm Mercy Renovators were offering to sell a complete kitchen build worth $20,000 to raise money for Kenzie's return.
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8/08/2012 9:20:25 p.m.
What fantastic news! I have been tryig to follow Seans' progress & that of the fund, but it has been really hard getting any news. Thanks to the anonymous donor. I don't know Sean, but this could happen to any of us, so i hope that he gets the treatment he needs. Please keep us informed on your progress.
27/07/2012 3:53:01 a.m.
Thankyou so much anonymous.
25/07/2012 5:14:14 p.m.
Generous Kiwi Spirit!
25/07/2012 4:47:06 p.m.
Travis Jansen wrote:
And this is why i love my country,when someone is in trouble we all stick together and try help! Now he can be with his family!
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