Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video
Posted by March 28, 2014in Travelon
Sharlene Boodram, Caribbean recording artist, recently met with us to share her story of being sick abroad without travel medical insurance. Have you had a similar experience? Share your story in the comments section below.
Hi, I’m Sharlene Boodram. Viral Media Coordinator by day, recording artist by night.
I recently, I took a trip home to Trinidad and Tobago, which is my country of origin.
I now live and work in Indianapolis, in the United States.
I had not seen my family for close to a year.
On the day of my returning flight to Indy, I was so sick that I was in the car going to the ER.
My family was taking me [to the hospital], because no one knew what was wrong with me and I blacked out.
I woke up on a hospital bed with an IV.
I was in the hospital for about 24 hours then they sent me home on bedrest for an additional two days.
Travel insurance is not something I guess I ever think about, but in that instance the hospital bill was really heavy.
From here on out I think it’s something that I need to consider.