An Australian woman’s holiday to Bali has turned into a nightmare after she fell from a fourth-floor balcony and ended up in intensive care.
Sharni Jeffs, from Melbourne, was on the first day of her trip on Tuesday when she fell from her hotel balcony and landed on the concrete below.
She suffered a fractured skull and broke her back in two places before being rushed to hospital, where she was treated in intensive care for two days.
Sharni Jeffs, from Melbourne, was on the first day of her trip to Bali on Tuesday when she fell from her hotel balcony and landed on the concrete below
Her mother, Alida Jeffs, said the family went out to dinner with her daughter’s boyfriend, Josh, the night of the accident.
She said when they got back to the hotel, Josh realized he had lost his wallet and began retracing his steps and heading back to the lobby.
“As he was looking for it in the lobby, Sharni went to the balcony to see where it was and fell over the edge. “Josh saw her fall and immediately went to help her,” Ms Jeffs told Daily Mail Australia.
She said her daughter was taking “very strong painkillers” while she recovered in the hospital.
“She can’t sit yet,” Ms. Jeffs said.
“We still have no idea when she will be cleared to fly home or how she will sit on a plane for six hours.”
Sharni suffered a brain bleed, which is now under control. Fortunately, the fractures in her back did not cause any damage to her spinal cord
Sharni suffered a brain bleed, which is now under control. Fortunately, the fractures in her back did not cause any damage to her spinal cord.
The family has since started one GoFundMe to fund Sharni’s ongoing medical treatment.
Sharni needs to be cleared by a neurologist before she can fly home, which could mean she has to stay in hospital longer.
Her mother confirmed that the family pays all medical expenses in advance.
Ms Jeffs said her daughter is insured with travel insurance 1Cover, but claims it has not provided any assistance so far.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted 1Cover for comment.
Sharni must be cleared by a neurologist before she can fly home