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Donate to help with Mira's medical bills now, she'll donate that to your favorite charity later

Let me start out by saying that this is not me asking for money for nothing. Should you choose to donate, I will be asking you for the name of your favorite charity, cause, nonprofit or NGO so that when I am financially stable in the future I can make a contribution to them in your name for the exact amount you donate to me.

As many of you may know, I and three other of my friends were involved in a very serious tuk tuk accident in Cambodia late last month. I'll spare you all the details except to say that it was horrendous and we are all lucky to be alive.

I managed to be the least injured and suffered no broken bones and only a few lacerations. The only problem is a large hematoma (blood clot) on my right leg. The prognosis was that it would heal on its own in time.

That prognosis was apparently misguided. It's not healing properly. They had to operate on it yesterday. I now have an 8 inch piece of rubber tubing implanted in my calf. I asked for an estimate before I agreed to be admitted and it was much lower than what my current bill is. I have to pay the bill by Monday or they won't let me leave the hospital.

It's now been over a month since the accident, and I've been to three different doctors. They all say the same thing. I need a skin graft.

In the ensuing days, I (the stupid American with no travel insurance) have managed to rack up quite a bit of medical expenses.

A few days ago the docs at the clinic in Cambodia said that I needed an operation to have this alien growth (that's what I've come to call it) removed. They did not have the facilities so I am currently in an international hospital in Thailand.

There is also a possibility of plastic surgery on it involved. I'm trying to avoid that. I'd rather have the scar. Scars are good stories.

Anyhow, what it comes down to is that I will most likely be in this hospital until Monday and in Pattaya for daily check ups for at least 12 days.

I started this fundraiser because I could use some help covering my bills, which as of now total 3,059.23 USD. I had to think very long and very hard about this, because I am not fond of asking people for help, but I am coming to realize that sometimes it is necessary.

I'm very adamant about passing the generosity on and donating the money to charity once I am able (I don't anticipate that being very far in the future).

Anything you donate would be of huge help to me even if it's just a small amount or even if it's just keeping a positive thought for me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this

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