by Editor J. Randal MathenyJeremy McGill

HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc)- After surgery and four nights in a Chinese hospital near where the elephant attack occurred Jan. 24, Jeremy McGill was evacuated the 28th to Bangkok, Thailand, for further surgery and treatment. He has some fever and an infection being treated with antibiotics, BNc has learned.

In an email Feb. 1, Ray Eaton noted that Jeremy’s insurance is reaching its limit and made an appeal for financial help for his expenses. The email is as follows:

“This morning [Friday, Feb. 1] we have learned that Jeremy’s medical insurance is almost maxed out. His policy has a maximum limit of $50,000. The medical evacuation cost $23,000 USD and the first five days at the hospital in Bangkok (in ICU, surgery, medications, etc.) comes to $22,030 USD (680,744 Thai dollars). The hospital in China has still not been paid. We learned from the insurance company that once the limit runs out the hospital will then look to Jeremy to cover his medical expenses.

“Jeremy’s prognosis calls for at least another week in the Bangkok hospital and possibly longer. The doctors are still continuing to evaluate his case.

“If possible, please present this urgent need to your home congregation this Sunday on Jeremy’s behalf. Donations to assist with Jeremy’s medical expenses can be made directly through Freed-Hardeman University. ”

Eaton included the address for sending funds through FHU:

Freed-Hardeman University
Attn: Jeremy McGill Medical Fund
158 East Main St.
Henderson, TN 38340

Further information may be obtained by contacting Jud Davis at FHU: (800) 630-3482 or (731) 989-6023.

Jeremy had concluded the Bachelor’s and M.Ed. programs at FHU.