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A brain aneurysm in Switzerland

How we helped when this nomad was urgently hospitalised

I'm young and never imagined I'd end up in hospital with a life-threatening condition. With no warning, while travelling in Switzerland, I had a brain aneurysm, which is an abnormal ballooning of an artery and, when it bursts, it can result in stroke.

It was a terrifying experience.

I was in hospital with specialist care and surgery for ten days followed by weeks recovery in Zurich before I could come home. World Nomads really looked after me and flew my parents over to be with me while I recovered.
Australian in Switzerland.

How World Nomads helped

Specialist Medical Care and Flights.


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