Huge Rats Scurrying Around On The Hospital Floor

March 5th, 2009 | brainjuice

Friend-of-a-friend, performer Hollis Hawthorne got hit-and-run by a car in India, and is now in a coma in a tiny rural hospital with a serious brain stem injury. Good news: one of the best hospitals in the world has agreed to treat her for nothing. Bad news: said hospital is in the USA, and it’s apparently going to cost USD $150,000 to airlift her out of India. And the hospital won’t cover that. Basically, the longer it takes to move her, the odds of her dying in a bed in a rat- and ant-infested Indian hospital increase.

The full story is here at Coilhouse. The charity team Friends Of Hollis are here.


3 Responses to “Huge Rats Scurrying Around On The Hospital Floor”

  1. Thanks for writing about this, Warren.

  2. This is such a horrible story about such a vibrant (poor and health insurance-less) girl who, through the power of the Internet, is hopefully returning home instead of languishing in a deep coma. The empathy of humankind has been amazing. Thanks for posting this.
    (a friend of hollis’)

  3. yay for several of my worlds colliding to help Hollis
    go internet go