tourist falls horribly and ends up with $1.2 million in medical bills

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

All tourists know it: having an accident in the United States is not recommended by your bank. Anna Parsons, a 21-year-old student from New Zealand, realized this after “breaking almost every bone” in early August in Yosemite Park, California.

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

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.

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

A kitty to help the student

Anna had obtained a scholarship to leave New Zealand and study in Canada. But she decided to go to California in early August to go rock climbing before school started, says the New Zealand Herald. “She has been climbing for a few years, but I wouldn’t say she had experience,” her sister said on a daily basis.

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

Because between her hospitalization and the multiple operations that Anna must undergo, the student has already accumulated more than a million dollars in medical expenses. His insurance only covers part of it, explains Jessica, who has set the goal of the prize pool at 500,000 US dollars. In two weeks, almost half of this sum has already been collected.

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