Australian woman severely-injured in Bali lands back home after $216,000 fundraiser

Australian woman severely-injured in Bali lands back home after $216,000 fundraiser

An Australian woman who made international headlines after she was found unconscious with severe facial and head injuries in Bali has now safely landed back in Australia.

Rebecca Ode, a 36-year-old from Newcastle was hospitalised last week with a brain haemorrhage, shattered eye socket, broken collarbone and shoulder after being found on the side of a road on Nusa Lembongan, an island south of the main island.

Bid to raise $250,000 to medivac severely injured Australian woman back from Bali

Following the tragedy, her family asked members of the public to donate funds so that Ode could be brought back to Australia. Thousands of people rushed to help and eventually, $216,000 dollars was raised.

This week her brother-in-law Jesse Wilton confirmed that Ode has been able to get a flight home to Australia.

“Hi everyone, with your kind donations we have been able to get Becci on a flight home, we can’t thank you enough,” he said on the Gofundme page.

“We are still investigating how the accident happened and have asked the Australian doctors to give their professional opinion what the likely cause was.

We are so grateful that Bec is home in Australia, we know now she will get the best possible medical treatment.”

“Thank you again for all your support,” he finished before signing the letter on behalf of Ode’s family.

The positive update comes after it was revealed that Ode had travelled to Bali following the tragic death of her father.

“No one knows what happened to her,” brother-in-law Wilton told news.com.au immediately after the incident. “We have no idea how the injury happened… there was no alcohol… and the extent of her injuries is quite traumatic.”

Feature image: Supplied: Jesse Wilton

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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