A Florida man was left paralyzed from the chest down after he fell by means of a roof in Indonesia whereas chasing a monkey who had stolen his favourite Pittsburgh Steelers cap earlier this week.
Jeff Swedenhjelm, who’s initially from Destin, Fla., plunged by means of a 33 foot-high roof in Uluwatu on the island of Bali whereas chasing the cap-snatching primate on Monday.
Swedenhjelm’s household is now pleading for donations to get him out of Bali and into the fingers of a surgeon able to fixing his severely broken spinal wire.
“I’m hopeful that the time we shared on his great planet has given me sufficient love and respect in your coronary heart to make you need to assist,” Swedenhjelm’s household posted to a GoFundMe web page on his behalf. “I’ve by no means been the one to ask for assist, particularly in financial type, however any assist might be taken to coronary heart.”
As of Sunday afternoon, Swedenhjelm’s family members had collected almost $58,000.They estimate that Swedenhjelm’s medical and rehabilitation bills will complete $100,000.
The household’s most rapid hope is to gather the $60,000 essential to get Swedenhjelm flown through helicopter to a spinal surgeon in Taiwan, Singapore or Malaysia.
“Time is of the essence right here as we’re suggested the longer we go away it the much less possible he’s to get better and even stroll once more,” the household posted.