The family of an Aussie tourist have made a mercy dash to Bali after he suffered horrific injuries while on holidaying on the Indonesian island.
Jacob Villablanca, from Terrigal on NSW Central Coast was rushed to hospital after the skin and muscle was shredded from his shin in a ‘serious motorbike accident’ which left him unconscious on Wednesday.
He also suffered a bleed on the brain.
His mum Julie and sister Grace got on the first plane to Bali to be by his hospital bedside.
Friends back home have rallied around the family after it was revealed Mr Villablanca requires a ‘SOS’ medical evacuation flight back to Australia for emergency treatment.
NSW Central Coast man Jacob Villablanca (right) suffered a severe shin injury after motorbiking in Bali on Wednesday
A large chunk of Mr Villablanca’s skin and muscle was shredded from his shin (above), leaving the bone exposed
‘Jacob was found unconscious and transported to a hospital in Bali. He is now conscious but has significant lower limb damage and some bleeding on the brain,’ friend Aimee Kostrubic wrote on an online fundraiser.
‘Jacob has been advised to return to Australia as soon as possible to receive the medical help and surgery he desperately requires.’
Mr Villablanca’s sister Grace shared a graphic photo of the shin showing the skin and muscle torn away, leaving part of the bone exposed.
‘The insurance company will not approve it for another 4 days and that is to long we need to get him back immediately to have surgery on his leg,’ Grace wrote on Facebook.
;He also got a CT scan which showed a small brain bleed.
‘Does anyone know what to do and who to contact? This is a parent’s worst nightmare.’
Mr Villablance (above) requires a $68,000 medevac flight from Bali to Australia for emergency treatment
Mr Villablanca’s family were told he requires an SOS retrieval flight due the extent of his significant injuries, which costs $68,000.
‘As you can imagine the family are extremely distressed and wanting to return Jacob back to Australia as quickly as possible,’ Ms Kostrubic said.
‘He will require emergency surgery in Western Australia before coming home.’
More than $42,000 has been raised since the fundraiser was created on Thursday.
The page has been inundated with messages from wellwishers praying that Mr Villablanca has a speedy recovery.
‘This GoFundMe has been set up to assist the Villablanca family during this very difficult time, getting Jacob home safely and receiving the medical attention he needs urgently,’ Ms Kostrubic said.
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