What happened to Kaitlyn McCaffery? American travel blogger falls into coma amid Bali trip
A travel blogger from Santa Clara, California, Kaitlyn McCaffery fell into coma following a traumatic brain injury after suffering a horrific scooter crash in Bali. Kaitlyn's family is seeking donations to fly her back to the US as her insurer has refused to help the blogger fly back. She was found unconscious by the side of a road on the Indonesian island on July 31.
Kaitlyn's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help in her travel expenses from Bali to USA. According to the page, the travel blogger is currently in a coma at a hospital in Denpasar, Bali. She has suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple other injuries.
The description on the GoFundMe page reads, "Kaitlyn McCaffery, suffered a horrific accident in Bali, Indonesia on July 31, 2021. She was in a terrible moto-scooter accident while returning home to her apartment. Two young men found her on a remote road, alone, unconscious, broken and bleeding. Due to strict Covid-19 restrictions, the Indonesian government has denied her family’s repeated requests to travel to Bali to be with Kaitlyn." The description further noted that Kaitlyn was smart to buy international medical insurance, the "insurance company has refused to pay for the cost to evacuate her to California". The family further added how it "has been a challenge to communicate with the hospital staff due to the immense language barrier". The family has raised $278,161 of its $250,000 goal
"The costs to evacuate her using an experienced international medevac company, such as Air Med or International SOS, are extremely daunting. Due to the distance and COVID-related border closures, it is estimated that the cost will be approx. $250,000 US Dollars. The family has found a major trauma hospital in Northern California that is able to accept and care for her, " the family further wrote.
Who is Kaitlyn McCaffery?
Kaitlyn McCaffery grew up and attended school at Wilcox High in Santa Clara, California and Cal State Fullerton. She has a degree in business entrepreneurship. In five years, she has visited over 50 countries all around the world.