“We are desperately seeking funds to medi vac him from Bali to save his life.”
A couple of days back, the four-time Australian champ and 2011 World Master Mark Richardson put out a call for blood from his hozzy bed in Bali.
“Hey guys, this is a bit of a serious post. I am in a Bali hospital and desperate need of some blood transfusions. I have lost a lot of blood. My blood type is rare to find in Indo and I am looking for anyone who is a negative or O negative to help me recover from this problem I have been facing.”
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Pretty serious is right.
Now, Richo, who was famously stripped of his 2011 World Masters Title two years after winning it for testing poz to weed, has sent a fresh call for neg blood types.
Looking like hell from his bed, colour drained from his tanned face he writes, “Hey guys still needing more donations of negative blood. If you already donated and didn’t use the slip on my last story I am not getting the blood so please use much appreciated.”
One pal ain’t happy to wait and see what happens in Bali. She’s organised a fundraiser to get the fifty k needed to medi vac Richo back to Australia.
“Hi my name is Fiona Meyer and we are desperately seeking funds to medi vac Mark Richardson back to Australia from Bali to save his life. Insurance is taking forever and he doesn’t have time. He is currently in ICU, and needs to be in Australia.”
In four hours, almost ten k has been raised, CT stars Liam O’Brien and Callum Robson throwing in five hundred apiece and gal shredder Isabella Nichols two-fifty.
(Fiona has thrown in five hundred, too.)
Still no word on what put Richo into intensive care but if you want to help get him on a bird home, throw some cash here.