For a British family, tragedy hit twice: After a 51-year-old woman died in hospital, her grieving family is now struggling to raise enough money to pay the outstanding hospital bills.
Kathryn Williamson, from North Shields in England, was on holiday with her partner when she suddenly collapsed on the morning of May 17. According to her sister, Ms Williamson had health problems from a young age and also suffered from arthritis.
After being rushed to a hospital in Bangkok, she spent the next two months on life support – to no avail. On July 12, Kathryn Williamson eventually passed away.
What has been a devastating moment for Ms Williamson’s relatives and friends is now a financial struggle: „The hospital won’t release the body unless we paid the remaining bills of around 1,6 million baht“, she said.
To ease the family’s financial burden and to bring back Ms Williamson, relatives and friends have set up an online fundraising page in the hope that people around the world might donate to bring her home.
“It is a comfort that she is not suffering anymore. It is a relief that it is all over, and she is now in peace,“ her sister added.
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