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Russian teens out of comas, but fund-raising drive must continue

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Russian teens out of comas, but fund-raising drive must continue

The Phuket News

 

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Archimandrite Oleg (2nd from right), Head of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, and Russian Ambassador to Thailand Kirill Barsky (right) visit Danila at Vejthani Hospital. Photo: www.orthodox.or.th

 

PATTAYA: --  The two Russian teenagers left comatose after being run down by a bus in Pattaya late last month are each out of their comas, but still in serious condition, as the fund-raising drive continues to help pay for their spiralling medical bills.

 

The campaign was launched after Daniel (“Danila”) Mokshantsev, 16, and his 14-year-old sister Ekaterina (“Katia”) were run down by a bus in Pattaya on Feb 23. According to police report, supported by a CCTV recording, the bus was running a red light. 

 

As of today the fundraising page on the Thai crowd-sourcing website Weeboon shows that B204,974

 

has been raised by 143 persons in 14 days, aiming to raise a total of B1 million (US$28,490).

 

The fund-raising page (click here) also says that the teenagers’ plight has received 4119 Shares on Facebook.

 

“Daniel is awake and conscious and doing well, hard for him to move but he responds,” said a report posted on Monday (Mar 13).

“Katia is physically very strong and moves around but is not able to respond to simple commands. She has been moved to Ward and her brother will be moved within the next few days.

 

“The insurance has paid B330,000 per child to the hospital but the travel company refused to pay a single baht.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/russian-teens-out-of-comas-but-fund-raising-drive-must-continue-61406.php

 
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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

Great news... please consider donating and doing something really good today in celebration that you are healthy and safe

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Could the Russian government help?

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While we all feel compassion and sympathy for the victims, it is worth reminding many of you that you are as the member said, in a third world country and should take things like travel insurance and taking care of yourself seriously. Failure to do so can result in death. Don't come if you think the Thai people and government and bus companies are going to take care of you. The reason you can drive around without adequate insurance, drunk, etc. is because of where you are. The Russian government can take care of these two and will once the other angles are exhausted. Russia is a rich country. Have you ever seen a starving Russian? At this very moment close to 20 million people are close to starving to death in Africa. So who should we send our money to? Some hospital overcharging foreigners in Pattaya or to Africa, where people are actually starving to death?  

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A priest, ambassador and a pleasant looking Russian woman visit their citizen in a Thai hospital. 

 

I wonder is  anyone from Canadian/British/US embassy would do the same or would we just have a pic of a Thai PR lady.

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