You should be ashamed of your accusation. It is already a sad situation that a young man is injured and unable to pay his medical bills. This situation SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED, we all know that insurance should have covered this accident.
I have known the Cowboy for 13 years. The last thing he wants to do is sit in a Guatemalan hospital for 6 months. I simply cannot believe that you could accuse him of living off of Ellis's tradegy...
??minds, do you want to take his place at Ellis's bedside raising funds any way possible for the next year?
Do you have a better solution to the problem?
Do you know of a cheaper/better hand surgeon?
Because if you do, I'm sure they'd be happy to have your input/effort.
The Cowboy has uprooted his paradise life in CC, moved to be with Ellis and his family, raised close to $8000US... And, oh by the way, he is working every day paying for his OWN lifestyle.
He also has friends and family that would do anything they could for him (including support him through this emergency situation). We are so willing because we know the Cowboy would be at our bedside raising money for us too.
I have an idea. Why don't you go talk to your friends at Paradise Down and see if they have SOLVED THE PROBLEM. I'm not sure how much cash they have raised/donated, but at a minimum, maybe they should get insurance for their employees now...
Go ask them, SCUBA is clearly a dangerous profession. See what you can do to make sure this doesn't happen again.
[This message has been edited by KnckrBckrNYC (edited 05-03-2005).]