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Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video

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Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video

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.

Video Transcript:

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.


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