URGENT! Wojtek fights for life, alone at the end of the world... Let's save him!

URGENT!
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life-saving treatment and medical transport to Poland

Wojtek Ilkiewicz, 31 years

Łódź, łódzkie

Ostre zapalenie trzustki

Started: 29 June 2020

Wojtek is still in a really bad condition... He needs medical transport to Poland and the cost is EUR 131 thousand!

Wojtek has undergone a serious, life-saving operation. Doctors are fighting with complications of the disease, which have led to acute respiratory failure. Wojtek cannot breathe by himself - a ventilator is doing it for him. He has been in intensive care for more than 5 weeks now... The doctors are giving him very powerful antibiotics to stop double pneumonia. Wojtek’s life is still in mortal danger...

Every day of his stay in hospital in China entails exorbitant costs... 10-15 thousand per day. Next to nothing has been left of the amount gathered so far ... And the bill is growing at an alarming rate. We are desperate - we fear we will run out of money to save him...

Wojtek Ilkiewicz

Our priority is to bring Wojtek to Poland! He can be treated in hospital here for free and we are here for him - his next-of-kin... Unfortunately, our brother is in such a state that no plane will take him aboard... He can only be carried by medical transport - a special ambulance plane. The cost of such a transport from China is EUR 131 thousand!

Wojtek is far from home, from his family... He is supported there by his girlfriend and a local Polish community living in China, which we are eternally grateful for. We miss him terribly... We want to encourage him to fight on, support him, give him our love. He must come back to Poland AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Me and my family thank you very much for your help, for your support... We are lost for words to express our gratitude. I implore you: if you can, help us raise the money to cover the medical transport flight... It is the only chance to save Wojtek. We want to see him again so much...

Ola, Wojtek’s sister.

The daily cost of treatment and hospitalization of Wojtek ranges from PLN 10 to 15 thousand, such is the rate for every foreigner... We don’t know how long Wojtek will have to stay in hospital and when he will be able to return to Poland. The bill is growing at a frightening rate...
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Wojtek is fighting for his life! The pandemic has trapped him on the other side of the world... He is all alone in a hospital in China and his life is in great peril! His family are frightened and helpless... They are pleading for your help to be able to save him! The bill is growing at a frightening rate... You are his only hope!

Wojtek Ilkiewicz

Marek, Wojtek’s father: If it had not been for the pandemic... I only he had had a few days more... If... Thousands of unknowns and unfortunate coincidences have led to one thing - my child is in hospital thousands of kilometres from home, where a dramatic fight for his life is going on.

Wojtek is a sailor. Voyages to the remotest corners of the world are bread and butter for him. Sailing aboard a merchant ship has always been his dream. With hard work and great passion, he has managed to make this dream come true. After completing his last cruise and returning home, my son went to China as a tourist. Several days before the pandemic broke out. The raging coronavirus has changed the world as we know it forever... All hell broke loose in Asia, the borders were shut. Wojtek could not return home...

Wojtek Ilkiewicz

This extraordinary isolation has affected the whole of our family. In spite of the difficult situation, Wojtek tried again and again to return to Poland. He talked to the airlines on a daily basis, booked new tickets, each of which were cancelled at the last minute. He reported for the government’s “Flight Home” programme but a flight from China proved impossible to arrange.  Eventually, after numerous attempts, he succeeded. His long-awaited flight home was scheduled for 23 June; he was supposed to fly from China to Berlin. If only this had been several days earlier...

A week before our son’s scheduled departure, i.e. June 15, tragic events took place. We were informed at night that Wojtek had been taken to hospital due to sudden excruciating pain. The examination uncovered an acute inflammation of internal organs and a life-threatening condition... Wojtek is on the verge, his condition may collapse any minute.

We, as his family, are completely helpless... We cannot be there with him, fly to him, take care of him. His condition makes it impossible for him to return to Poland... Keeping in touch with the doctors, monitoring and coordinating his treatment at such a distance is a nightmare. Hardly anyone there speaks English, it is hard to find anything out on the phone... We are trembling with fear what the next day may bring, if there will be any worse news. Wojtek is in a very serious condition. He is now in the Intensive Care Unit and every day of his stay in hospital and all the procedures applied by the doctors are generating exorbitant costs.

Wojtek Ilkiewicz

The insurer has refused to help.... And we have to pay the hospital right now! We do not have as much money to save what is priceless to us - Wojtek’s life!

We are desperate and that’s why we are begging for your help to save him... Every zloty counts. A fight for his life is going on as we speak. Please, do not be indifferent... Help save Wojtek’s life...

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