Two months ago, Canadian Zsombor Toth was in the midst of a six-week vacation in Thailand with a good friend.
Now, he’s fighting for his life in a Chiang Mai hospital — and if he’s able to recover, his family doesn’t know if a massive medical bill awaits them.
“Nothing is going to be the same, and he’s not going to be the same,” said his father Stefan.
In late January, the family says Zsombor had a motorbike accident, resulting in a severe head injury leaving him in a coma for weeks. After four operations, he’s regained consciousness, but a piece of his brain had to be removed and his condition is still critical.
“There’s no reflex, he’s not moving. He’s able to move his eye … just his left eye a little bit,” he said.
Stefan says Zsombor told him he purchased travel insurance prior to leaving, but after weeks of searching, his family hasn’t been able to find a policy number.
Zsombor’s family has hired a lawyer to gain access to his bank accounts and credit cards to see if he did in fact buy insurance.
The cost to fly him home when he’s released is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.
“Your travel documents, the contact numbers for your assistance company, I would rank that up there as being right along the same parallel as your passport,” said the lawyer.