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Terminally ill Perth dad stranded in Bali reunited with daughter

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 14/08/2018 16:38:00 9NEWS

A terminally ill Perth father has been reunited with his young daughter after he was stuck in Bali for close to two weeks.

Duncan Turner became stranded in Indonesia when he fell and seriously injured himself, needing urgent blood transfusions.

a man and a woman sitting on a couch: Duncan Turner has been reunited with his daughter. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdDuncan Turner has been reunited with his daughter.

The family, who had taken five-year-old Amelie to Singapore so she could swim with dolphins, didn't have travel insurance.

"Those bills were just by the minute racking up and up, we were thinking we are going to go bankrupt, I was just praying we weren't going to lose this house," Duncan's wife Michelle told 9NEWS.

a person sitting on a bed: Mr Turner, who is terminally ill, fell and hurt his leg. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdMr Turner, who is terminally ill, fell and hurt his leg.

However, friends, family and total strangers banded together to raise more than $30,000 to bring Mr Turner home.

"Overwhelmed, I keep saying that, but I don't know what other word to use, because I thought we might get $1000," Mrs Turner said.

a person standing in front of a building: Strangers banded together to bring Mr Turner home. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdStrangers banded together to bring Mr Turner home.

The family said it will donate the rest of the money to charity once it finishes paying for their expenses.

"Looking forward to thanking everyone," Mr Turner said.

14. elokuuta 2018 19:38:00 Categories: 9News.com.au

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