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.