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Dying Polish woman in the uK whose last wish is to spend last few weeks back in Poland


irishguy11 6 | 157
19 Oct 2012  #1
This story is just so sad, but on a positive 20k euro has being raised so far, and only a another 5k to go so that she can get a special medical flight.

thejournal.ie/young-mum-e20000-dying-wish-leukaemia-641662-Oct2012/

It show's no matter how hard a recession is going on, Irish and Polish people will still think of others before themselves.

Update, I just checked the online fundraiser, they now have almost 27k euro
Wroclaw Boy
19 Oct 2012  #2
a nice story to prove people are inherently good.
OP irishguy11 6 | 157
19 Oct 2012  #3
Update, the fund is now just over 28k euro,
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,670
19 Oct 2012  #4
The Irish are so generous with benefit gigs and fundraising .....
pantsless 1 | 267
20 Oct 2012  #5
Same thing in the US. But when it comes to actually doing anything besides opening your wallet, suddenly all hell breaks loose.
strzyga 2 | 993
20 Oct 2012  #6
The Irish are so generous with benefit gigs and fundraising ....

Same as Poles, we do great with one-off crisis actions, but not so great coping with small everyday problems. Hope the Irish can deal better with the mundane stumbling blocks.

Anyway, the story has a very personal feel for me. A big thank you to everybody who's contributed.
OP irishguy11 6 | 157
20 Oct 2012  #7
Just checked, it is now 30,350euro
Patzem 1 | 19
20 Oct 2012  #8
Support comes from the states too.

Let's pray for a miracle for her....
Meathead 5 | 470
20 Oct 2012  #9
This story is just so sad, but on a positive 20k euro has being raised so far, and only a another 5k to go so that she can get a special medical flight.

What if this is a scam?
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
20 Oct 2012  #10
Support comes from the states too.

Let's pray for a miracle for her....

How predictable - Europeans contribute, while Americans think that prayer will do.

How about asking your god why he wants to take someone like this from her family at such a young age?
pip 10 | 1,661
20 Oct 2012  #11
OH my God!! This is the first time I actually agree with something you have written!!
RevokeNice 15 | 1,860
20 Oct 2012  #12
Same as Poles, we do great with one-off crisis actions, but not so great coping with small everyday problems. Hope the Irish can deal better with the mundane stumbling blocks.

Your embassy or community didnt want to know......
Patzem 1 | 19
20 Oct 2012  #13
I did contribute??

Why the anger??
oxon 4 | 164
20 Oct 2012  #14
Doesn't actually say what she was doing in Ireland in the first place. Was she there on holiday?
pip 10 | 1,661
20 Oct 2012  #15
no, she lives and works there but she wants to die in Poland.
oxon 4 | 164
20 Oct 2012  #16
I just don't get it. Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of Poles 'live and work' in the UK and Ireland because I assume that Poland is such a dire and terrible place to live.

Is Poland a good place to die then? What makes it a better place to die than Ireland? Her relatives could go over to Ireland instead couldn't they?
sa11y 5 | 331
20 Oct 2012  #17
Oxon, if you haven't got anything sympathetic to say, shut the f***up. This woman is dying. I had a friend who died of leukemia. It really isn't a 'nice' way to die. Her family probably works, would you expect them to quit their jobs and come to Ireland so that you can moan that there is more Poles in the Islands? She is not getting govermnent to pay for her trip back. You don't have to contribute. Have some human sympathy for another human being.
pip 10 | 1,661
20 Oct 2012  #18
If I was dying I would want to die in Canada. My home country. Why is so outrageous that she wants to do the same.

you have also assumed wrong. Poland is not a dire and terrible place- but UK pays more than Poland- so they work for a short time and them come back and spend their cash in Poland.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,860
20 Oct 2012  #19
She is not getting govermnent to pay for her trip back.

Government agencies have contributed and the state took care of all her treatments and healthcare.

I dont know why her friend didnt request for state help to relocate her back to her family. They probably would have organised the governmental jet. Or else arranged for transport much less than the 20,000 euro quoted.

Bit weird.

but UK pays more than Poland- so they work for a short time and them come back and spend their cash in Poland.

This has been proven wrong, time and time again. In face, thousands more are coming each month(there were articles on it, WB posted a thread here).

Probably not the time nor the place, but.
delphiandomine 84 | 17,703
21 Oct 2012  #20
I just don't get it.

thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4386927/.html

Her parents did. British, too.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
21 Oct 2012  #21
If I was dying I would want to die in Canada. My home country. Why is so outrageous that she wants to do the same.

omg! I agree with something pip wrote! lol ;)

Her family probably works, would you expect them to quit their jobs and come to Ireland so that you can moan that there is more Poles in the Islands? She is not getting government to pay for her trip back.

+1
RevokeNice 15 | 1,860
21 Oct 2012  #22
€ 33,821 raised by 1,299 people in five days.

Fook me pink !
strzyga 2 | 993
21 Oct 2012  #23
Your embassy or community didnt want to know......

I don't think embassies cover anybody's medical bills abroad. As for the community, they've already done a lot during her treatment. Also, the article says "So far the campaign page has raised €19,089" - so this amount was probably collected before the publication in the Irish media. I've read the blog. There were collections in Poland too, at sports events.

the state took care of all her treatments and healthcare.

The girl had medical insurance in Ireland but it didn't cover all the costs of the treatment, part of it she had to pay herself. Now they're checking if any Polish clinic would agree to try any further treatment but as she has no Polish insurance, she would have to pay for that in full.

Her family have stayed in Ireland, to be with her and to take care of the child, which probably adds more to the financial burden as the cost of living in Ireland is higher than in Poland.

They probably would have organised the governmental jet. Or else arranged for transport much less than the 20,000 euro quoted.

Actually, we have no governmental jet. The last one crashed near Smoleńsk. She can't go by ambulance and medical flights are very expensive.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,860
21 Oct 2012  #24
I don't think embassies cover anybody's medical bills abroad.

Ours do. Within reason.

"So far the campaign page has raised €19,089" - so this amount was probably collected before the publication in the Irish media.

Its at 33,000 euro plus now. And the journal is a puff piece online paper. Great for candid articles, pretty useless for everything else.

The story was in the Irish Times 24 hours before the journal.ie picked it up.

The girl had medical insurance in Ireland

VHI? Maybe, I dont know.

All legal residents are entitled to practically free healthcare in public hospitals. The hospital she was in is not a private hospital. So I doubt she had VHI.

Actually, we have no governmental jet. The last one crashed near Smoleńsk. She can't go by ambulance and medical flights are very expensive.

Iam well aware of the Smoleńsk tragedy. I was talking about our jet. I am surprised her friend did not contact the Minister for Foreign Affairs to try and arrange a cheaper mode of transport. Gilmore is a decent skin and I have no doubt that he would have made it available to her and fam.

I understand she needs her medical equipment to be on board with her at all times, so normal air travel is out of the question. But charging 20 odd large to fly here home seems rather excessive.

A very sad tale and I hope she gets to enjoy her final moments with her fam and in her homeland.
sa11y 5 | 331
21 Oct 2012  #25
Revoke, if her husband works legally in Ireland, the family is entitled to free healthcare under the EU law. So yes, government paid for treatments, but the guy paid taxes, so he is entitled to get medical care his wife needs. I don't know why they didn't ask for government flight, mayby just didn't think about it?
grubas 12 | 1,392
21 Oct 2012  #26
Actually, we have no governmental jet. The last one crashed near Smoleńsk

Not true!There were 2 TU 154 and one of them is still operational it is just that these "government" (bunch of crooks IMO) c u n t s are now affraid to fly on it.

I assume that Poland is such a dire and terrible place to live.

One should never just assume anything.Poland is not dire nor terrible place to live it's just that wages are lower than in the UK and corruption,nepotism and croynism are rampant.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,860
21 Oct 2012  #27
Revoke, if her husband works legally in Ireland, the family is entitled to free healthcare under the EU law. So yes, government paid for treatments, but the guy paid taxes, so he is entitled to get medical care his wife needs. I don't know why they didn't ask for government flight, mayby just didn't think about it?

Dude, if my government flew her home in their government jet and gave her 100,000 euro to enjoy the rest of her life I wouldnt complain.

I wish this chick nothing but the best, but sometimes that doesnt flow across the interwebz.

I salute her fam and everyone whom donated the few euro but am just wondering if it could be spent better. Is all.
pip 10 | 1,661
21 Oct 2012  #28
I do believe Chemo is considered meds and not covered.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,860
21 Oct 2012  #29
I cant believe I got into an argument over this. I gotta look at myself in the mirror! hahaha!

My own moms passed from the same disease so I am kinda disgraced with myself for starting an argument over this..
sa11y 5 | 331
21 Oct 2012  #30
Revoke, agree, no reason to argue, we all wish her well.


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