Fundraiser for MUSC nurse injured during crash in Barbados
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- Right now, LaTonya Logan is at a hospital in Barbados. Meanwhile, her family is in the Midlands trying to get her back home.
Logan and two other friends were injured in a car crash while on vacation last week. She had surgery Tuesday night after suffering from a broken leg and a gash across her face. Right now her sister, Dominie King said the biggest challenge is getting LaTonya on a plane with those injuries.“Not being able to be there and touch her and hug her and just give her that support, it’s all been through text messages and Facetime,” King said. “It helps us to see just how quickly our lives can change and how drastically it can change and how we just need to be closer."
The 29-year-old is a pediatric nurse at MUSC in Charleston, but right now her family says they need to be the ones taking care of her. “Her body has gone through physical trauma and that chips away and then to think my family is feeling burdened or my family is given up that's going to chip away at her mental,” King said. “And we absolutely can't let that happen.”
Logan does have medical insurance. However, the family isn't sure if the hospital in Barbados will release her before she pays her portion of the hospital costs. A possible medical flight home could cost up to $45,000. "From what I understand the surgery that she had to have because her femur was broken it looked like from the x-rays in three pieces it’s a very serious very expensive surgery."
A GoFundMe page has been set up that will help pay for medical expenses and possibly a medical flight to Columbia. You can click here to donate.