Sheikh Mohammed to pay medical bills of British teacher injured in Dubai

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The family have called the gesture ‘the most generous gift we could ever have wished to receive’…

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai will cover the full medical bills of a British teacher who was seriously injured in Dubai.

24-year-old Rebecca Chisholm is currently undergoing treatment at Rashid Hospital after suffering serious injuries from a horse riding accident.

Sheikh Mohammed directed authorities to take care of Chisholm, ‘after being informed about her family’s inability to cover the medical bill’, according to a statement from Dubai Media Office.

The British teacher has so far undergone two surgeries to stem the bleeding and relieve the pressure in her brain. She began to regain consciousness on May 12, according to the statement, but is not out of danger, and faces a long recovery ahead.

In an update posted online, Rebecca’s family described the gesture as “the most generous gift we could ever have wished to receive”.

“This gift demonstrates that HH Sheikh Mohammed is truly a man of his word and the compassion he has shown towards Becca and Wendy is exceptional. We will be forever thankful to him and his country,” the statement read.

The update said that the initial money raised, now just over £65,000 (around Dhs300,000) will be put towards Rebecca’s medical flight home and aftercare.

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