Young Irish student hospitalised with injuries after freak quad bike accident in Thailand
A YOUNG Irish student is recovering in a Thai hospital after suffering serious injuries in a freak quad bike accident.
A special fundraising appeal has been launched for Ciara Twomey (22) from Bantry, Co Cork who was badly injured in the quad accident in a remote part of Thailand.
Ciara had to undergo emergency surgery to her eye.
She is now being treated in a Thai hospital but her friends are determined to help get her transferred back to Ireland.
A special Fundandseek page has been launched for Ciara and it has already raised more than €22,000.
More than 450 people have donated to support the appeal.
Ciara is a general nursing student from Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT).
She was enjoying a holiday with friends in Thailand when the freak accident occurred.
Her friends pointed out that Ciara will require further treatment and reconstructive surgery.
They are determined to help raise funds to offset the costs now facing Ciara and her family both for her transfer home and her future treatment.
"This is a difficult, expensive and challenging road ahead for Ciara," a friend posted on FundandSeek.
"We urgently need to raise funds to assist in Ciara’s care, travel and recovery."
"Ciara is a beautiful, kind young girl with her whole life ahead of her - she is loved dearly by all and we are devastated that this has happened to our girl."
Her friends and classmates said they are determined to do everything they can to help get Ciara safely home to Ireland.
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