The family of a Melbourne man who has been placed in an induced coma following a tragic accident while on holiday in South Korea has made a public plea for help to bring him home.
Angus Catt, 26, was travelling with his brother Will when he fell from the rooftop of a four-storey-high building in Seoul on January 22.
Catt suffered significant brain injuries as a result of the fall and was placed in an induced coma.
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With medical costs rising and Catt thousands of kilometres away from his family and friends, a fundraiser has been set up by his friends to help bring him back home.
“Without further intensive and specialist treatment, he is unlikely to make it home to Australia,” the fundraiser stated.
“We are asking for assistance in supporting Angus’ medical costs, which we expect to exceed well over AUD $250,000.
“All donations will help cover medical expenses to give him the best possible chance.”
Catt’s mum Sally described her son as an “infectious” and “larger-than-life character” who loves his work as a carer for those on the NDIS.
Multiple family members are now in Seoul including his father who was able to see him for the first time on Thursday night.
“Angus had slight eye movement, moved his mouth, and was moving his hand in response to Jim’s hand – so much more than we had expected,” Sally wrote.
“Angus’ medication is lightly being decreased, and he’s attempting to breathe independently. We are hopeful and encouraged by today’s events.”
Almost $200,000 has been raised in just a week. Sally thanked those who had donated from all around the world.
“I know this is happening because of this huge worldwide support and love, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to absolutely everyone who has sent this to my boy,” she wrote.
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