Minneapolis woman airlifted from her desire Caribbean trip

Marge Cullen’s family claims her healthcare expenditures will price them about $60,000.

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis household is continue to reflecting on how their island getaway in the Caribbean turned into a battle to help save their liked one’s existence. 

Marge Cullen is always surrounded by relatives.

“She retired three a long time ago, and 6 months later on, her daily life companion died,” mentioned Marge’s niece, Felicia Cullen. “And then she obtained this cancer analysis.”

Felicia Cullen claimed her aunt was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

When she acquired the analysis, Marge instructed Felicia that she wanted to journey. Felica, her son, Alec, and a couple other relatives users were being energized to give Marge the getaway of her goals in Saint Lucia. 

“We bought there — you can see she was so content,” said Alec. 

Fired up to go away a Minneapolis February at the rear of, the team expended a extensive working day at the seashore. They were being prepared to go again to their Airbnb and headed to a boat start.

“I looked back just in time to observe her lose her footing and she started off to stumble,” claimed Alec. 

He watched as his excellent-aunt fell a number of ft on to some rocks beneath the start.

“Her head had been split open and there was a lot of blood coming out,” claimed Felicia. 

With aid from people on the seaside, they managed to get Marge loaded up into their rental car or truck and drove her to a tiny hospital in the area. They ultimately bought her to an even bigger healthcare facility with the capacity to do X-rays. 

The workers found she had four damaged ribs and a lacerated lung. She put in the subsequent week in and out of hospitals on the island. 

“It was obvious that she was bleeding internally,” stated Felicia. “She was like deteriorating at an extremely rapid pace, wherever we were going to get rid of her if we failed to get her some attention right away.”

With minimal accessibility to the clinical treatment she desired in Saint Lucia, Marge was sooner or later airlifted to Miami.

“I want that she was in a position to be able to have that excursion,” said Alec. 

Now, she’s doing better. Her relatives is wanting ahead to encompassing her at the time again.

“Her health and fitness is enhancing her spirits enhancing,” said Alec. “So that helps make me definitely happy.”

Marge just obtained out of the healthcare facility in Florida and will be there until eventually she feels well ample to travel back property to Minneapolis. 

So significantly, the relatives has lifted $22,000 as a result of a GoFundMe, only about a 3rd of what they have to have to cover her healthcare charges. 

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