DESTIN, Fla. (AP) A Florida man who is now in Bali is fighting for his life after falling from a roof while trying to catch the monkey who had taken his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers cap.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reported that Jeff “Swede” Swedenhjelm was thrown 33ft (10 meters) on Monday.
Villagers took him to the local hospital in which he was diagnosed as having serious damage to the spinal cord. He is currently completely paralyzed from chest to.
Lyric Swedenhjelm who is from Destin and is a member of the family, has said that her family is working to transfer her father into an area with an expert in spinal surgery. She added that Swedenhjelm suffers from a medically instigated condition and is currently on ventilator.
The family has created an online fundraising page on GoFundMe and has raised more than $36,000.
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