If anyone has something they can lend him, please let us know. If no one chimes in before Thursday at 23:00 GMT, I will scrape up some money and send him a cheap laptop from Amazon, something that he can play on and then leave it behind.Hi listers,
Just talked to him a while ago.... If someone closeby could lend him an iPad, or a laptop, or something he'd be the happiest man these days.... he may be stuck for 8 weeks on a chair or in bed, and has nothing to communicate (or to do, simply put). He has no idea on when or how will he be able to return to France, since thus far, he cannot be transported. His insurance is dealing with everything, but it may take time....
Tell him to consider taking a cruise ship. It is something that would not occur to most people, but if he can spare the bucks, it would be a more comfortable way to cross the Atlantic.Latest info. I called Philippe today. He had a long surgery and must rest but is concerned that he can not fly perhaps due to the long flight and sitting for that long time. I am not sure when he will be released. He is in contact via Katya, his wife, with the insurance company which now has all the details probably. He is in room 827 at MetroHealth,2500 Metrohealth Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109. His room number phone is 216-957-7139. He would welcome a call as I do not think they have cable or French channels on TV there. Ray
Decent Medical insurance for a 10 Day trip to the US usually runs me about AUD $90 (== $70 USD), it doesn't cover every transport contingency but goes a fair way, especially as the sooner they get you home the sooner they are off the hook.I don't have any experience with it, but perhaps a Go Fund Me campaign to assist with travel expenses back to France?
For those who do travel internationally, international medical transport insurance is probably something to consider in the future. I just priced it and you can get covered for as little as $200 for a month's coverage.