When standing on the side of a road on Bali, a tourists stared intently at his mangled leg and realized he was in a battle for his life.
He was riding a scooter back to his vacation rental in Canggu when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The only thing on his mind as he emerged from under the vehicle’s rear axle onto the pavement was standing up.
But when he did, he saw that his calf muscle had fallen off and was lying next to his leg, so he used his hands to kind of scoop up his leg and put it back together. He Immediately knew he had to get to the hospital.
He used his own shoelaces as tourniquets to stop the bleeding before a taxi driver volunteered to rush him to the hospital.
He literally hopped in the back of the taxi and threw his legs up over the headrest and gripped his leg to try to stop the bleeding. It took 30 minutes to get to the hospital, during which time he was hanging on trying not to pass out. If he didn’t, he knew he would die.
Before doctors could operate, he spent half the day in the hospital.
Laying in agony; they gave him medication to try and numb him, but the pain was still too much.
His shattered leg was surgically repaired with pins and plates in Bali, but infection developed a week later.
He was finally flown to a Hospital in Singapore, where doctors broke the news that they would have to amputate his leg.
He spent a considerable amount of time rehabilitating at the hospital. It was the outpouring of love and encouragement that pushed him to keep going and to come back stronger than ever.
When you ride your motorcycle on uncharted roads, when you hike up a volcano or across the islands harsh landscape, when you’re shredding the waves with jagged coral reefs below, and when the Bali bug or a new virus sweeps the island, danger lurks around every bend.
Bottomline: You need the security of insurance. It will give you and your family peace of mind.
There are two basic types of insurance:
And both are essential for Bali’s Nomadic way of life.
While becoming sick, getting injured, or even losing a leg while on Bali is never part of the travel itinerary, it is important to be prepared. The costs of treatment might be exorbitant. You may have extremely limited coverage or none at all depending on your plan from your domestic insurance provider for medical care received outside of your country. Get the protection you need with a comprehensive travel medical insurance policy.
Medical coverage is recommended for:
- International travelers
- People on guided tours
- International businesspeople
- Digital Nomads
- Visiting relatives from abroad
- International Students
In addition to covering your health, the travel insurance provided by SafetyWing will also cover your trip expenditures and other associated expenses. Check out their Nomad health insurance if you’re in need of long-term medical protection. When anything goes wrong, you’ll have access to a comprehensive variety of medical benefits, protections, and support thanks to SafetyWing plans.