Wednesday, 19. June 2013 - 12:06
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Friends and family of former Canadian cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts, Anna Leibenko, who lies in a medically induced coma at Split hospital on the Dalmatian coast, have raised over 35,000 USD so far in their battle to raise the required 113,000 USD to get her back home to Canada.
Leibenko, suffered bleeding on the brain and fracutred facial bones after slipping from the catamaran she was on and hitting her head against the boat on 17 August near the island of Solta. Leibenko was holidaying with friends in Croatia when the accident happened, reports rtl television.
The 24-year-old Canadian did not have insurance and now the battle has begun to raise the required funds to get her back home to Canada. The family were told that an air ambulance to transport her home would cost 93,000 USD, and that is on top of the 20,000 USD in medical bills she has incurred so far in Croatia.
The family have set up a fundraising website and will hold a concert this weekend for Anna in Tornoto to help get her home once she stabilises.
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