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COLOMBIA | Monday, 1 March 2010 | Views [2628]

I was trekking in Tayrona National Park in Colombia. I was waiting at the bottom of a narrow path for another trekker to descend before going up. As he was coming down, the man slipped, grabbing a tree to keep him from falling. When he grabbed the tree, it shook and a branch broke off and hit me in the head, knocking me to the ground and cutting my head open. At the hospital I was given stitches. However, the next day I was unable to walk or see properly, suffering migraines and vomiting. I went back to the emergency room to have head and neck x-rays and was diagnosed with a concussion. After a week I was still having awful headaches and had to cancel my trip to Peru and return to Australia for further treatment.

How WN Helped

They paid for the change fees for my airplane tickets home.

PAID AUD $493.70

Tags: colombia, concussion, nature, stitches, trekking

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