Influencer Kaitlyn McCaffrey In Coma After Scooter Accident In Bali
Kaitlyn McCaffrey, a 27-year-old California native who documented her journeys around the globe, is in a coma after a scooter accident in Bali left her unconscious and bleeding. She had been living in Indonesia for two months at the time of the incident. Now her family faces an “impossible decision.”
The GoFundMe page started in the wake of McCaffrey’s devastating injury revealed the precarity of her situation. It reads, “Although Kaitlyn was smart to buy international medical insurance the insurance company has refused to pay for the cost to evacuate her to California.” The page said that the estimated cost to move her from Bali back to California would be around $250,000. Even though the GoFundMe has only been accepting donations for over a week, it has already surpassed its original goal by $40,000 for a total of $290,000.
McCaffrey’s mother, Janine McCaffrey, was granted an emergency visa to travel to Indonesia, but an August 10 update on the page revealed the family’s predicament.
“Does the family get to Bali as soon as possible and wait out a mandatory 8-day quarantine?” the post read. “Or do they wait for the medical evacuation to take place at the end of the week if all goes according to plan? The family risks getting to Bali and having Kaitlyn evacuated prior to their 8-day quarantine ending, meaning that the family will be trapped in Bali for multiple days while Kaitlyn is en route home.”
Only a day before her accident, McCaffrey celebrated two months living in the country with a post on Instagram. “Two months in Bali! Loving where I live, the people I have met so far, and the warm warm air. So happy to call this place home,” she wrote on her Instagram.