USA: Tourist falls horribly and ends up with .2 million in expenses

USA: Tourist falls horribly and ends up with $1.2 million in expenses

A 21-year-old student from New Zealand fell 12 meters while climbing in Yosemite Park. The young woman “broke almost every bone” and had her left foot amputated.

Every tourist knows it: Having an accident in the USA is not recommended by your bank. Anna Parsons, a 21-year-old student from New Zealand, found this out after she “broke almost every bone” in Yosemite Park, California, in early August.

This young woman had a horrific accident when she fell 12 meters while climbing a “well-known passage” for regulars in the park, writes 9news, an Australian outlet.

The student “broke almost every bone in her body: her neck, spine, pelvis, ribs and feet,” says Anna’s big sister Jessica. His left foot, which could not be saved, was amputated. But the victim’s head was spared and Anna remained conscious throughout her fall.

Interview with the New Zealand HeraldJessica says doctors believe her sister will be able to walk again one day.

A kitten to help the student

Anna had received a scholarship to leave New Zealand and study in Canada. But she decided to head to California in early August to go rock climbing before school starts, explains the New Zeleand Herald. “She’s been climbing for a couple of years but I wouldn’t say she has any experience,” her sister said daily.

“The road to recovery will be long, but if anyone can make it, she can,” Jessica says on a support kitty she posted online.

Because between her stay in the hospital and the numerous surgeries that Anna has to undergo, the student has already accumulated more than a million dollars in medical expenses. His insurance only covers part of that, explains Jessica, who has set the prize pool goal at $500,000. In two weeks, almost half of this sum has already been raised.