Family rushes to Thailand to be by their unconscious son's side after tragic accident
PUBLISHED: 13:11 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:32 28 February 2019
Concerned parents have rushed to be by their son's side after a tragic accident in Thailand which left him in an induced coma.
Jordan Grimmer, from Carlton Colville, fell and hit his head while holidaying with friends in Bangkok.
After undergoing complex surgery, which involved the removal of part of his skull to stop the bleeding and relieve pressure, the pipefitter remains unconscious and in an induced coma.
His sister, Shannon-Louise Grimmer said: “He has been receptive to different tests and doesn’t need a respirator to breathe and is breathing by himself.
“Things are looking as good as they can right now. We heard he no longer needs the tube to remove the excess blood from his brain.
“We’re not entirely sure how the accident happened, we think he was walking down steps and tripped but we are not 100pc sure.”
The 22-year-old will be staying at the Bumrungrad international hospital in Thailand for at least a month to rehabilitate and recover once conscious.
Within three days of opening a GoFundMe page, the Grimmer family have raised more than £1,500 to pay for his surgery and bring him home.
Miss Grimmer said: “Jordan has received an uproar of financial support from his FundMe page where so many of you have donated to get him home. Thank you to everyone who has donated, from the bottom of my heart.”
In a post to Facebook, Miss Grimmer said: “His co-workers at power stations across the country have started a collection to also pay for Jordan’s aftercare and get him home.
“Dungeness collected over £2,000 for Jordan. I cannot express the complete and utter appreciation we have for everyone who has to his collection and will be giving.”
Miss Grimmer will be staying in the UK to look after things until she can fly out and be with her brother.
His parents and brother, as well as his partner, boarded the first available flight to Thailand after receiving an emergency passport.
Miss Grimmer said: “On one hand it is horrible because of what is happening to him, but on the other it’s incredible to see how loved Jordan is.”