American travel blogger Kaitlyn McCaffery remains in a coma after scooter accident in Bali

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A California travel blogger has been left in a coma with a traumatic brain injury after a scooter accident in Bali – and her family is now seeking donations to bring her back to the United States.

Kaitlyn McCaffery, of Santa Clara, was found unconscious by a roadside on the Indonesian island on July 31, the US Sun reported.

“Two young men found her on a lonely road, alone, unconscious, broken and bloodied. Without their help, she would surely have died,” the young woman’s family wrote on a GoFundMe page, which raised more of $ 200,000.

“Kaitlyn is currently in a coma in a hospital in Denpasar, Bali. She suffered a head trauma as well as several other serious injuries,” they wrote.

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“It has been a challenge communicating with the hospital staff due to the huge language barrier. Kaitlyn is fighting for her life!” the family added.

The Indonesian government has rejected repeated requests from McCaffery’s relatives to visit him due to COVID-19 restrictions, they said.

“Fortunately, Kaitlyn has many loving friends who are by her side in Bali providing the family with 24 hour updates. The family is doing all they can to get to Bali,” the post continued.

The family said McCaffery had purchased travel insurance, but the company refused to pay evacuation costs to California, which will be around $ 250,000.

“The costs to evacuate her using an experienced international medical evacuation company, like Air Med or International SOS, are extremely daunting,” the post read.

McCaffery set out to travel the world after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a business entrepreneurship degree five years ago, according to his family. She has now visited more than 50 countries.

Last year, she and her friend Ellie started an online business selling fair trade accessories.

The two friends describe themselves on their official Instagram page as “two girls who are changing people’s relationship with manufacturing.”

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A recent post shows McCaffery on a scooter alongside the caption: “We’re going to work today! This is how we’re going to ride Bali and we absolutely love it.”

This story was originally published by the New York Post.



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