Fundraiser for Karabeth Burton

Karabeth Burton, a Korean-American teacher at Jungri Elementary School in Masan, was hit by a speeding motorcycle last Thursday while on vacation in India. She is currently in the Intensive Care Unit of Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. Please donate to NongHyup. The account number is: 3020-498-564-541 to help with hospital bills.
Karabeth was traveling in India with her friend, Sunil Mahtani, a Canadian teacher from Kyobang Elementary School in Masan. They had spent three days volunteering at a daycare centre in a small suburb of Mumbai called Badlapur, approximately three hours by car from Mumbai. The day they were leaving to return to Mumbai they were crossing the street when suddenly a speeding motorcycle hit Karabeth head-on. She was immediately rushed by ambulance to Bombay Hospital in Mumbai where a CT scan revealed swelling of the brain and slight bleeding. She also has three fractures in her right leg and left arm.

The doctors estimate that her hospital bills may escalate to between $10,000 and $15,000 US if there are no complications. Karabeth does not have this money. It is a tremendous financial burden for her. Her family from the States are not able to help much financially and cannot be with her in India either.

We are appealing to anyone who knows Karabeth and all Guest English Teachers in Korea to help her with these costs. As foreign teachers in Korea, we are all alone without our families and closest friends from back home. We have formed new family relationships with each other and in reality, this could happen to any one of us not only on vacation but right in Korea as well.

Karabeth is a kind and generous person, always ready to lend a hand and help financially whomever she can. When her travelling companion Sunil was starting a new job and living close to her in Jungri, she knew he would only get his first salary after one month of working, so she immediately loaned him some money to get him through to his first pay cheque. She has helped so many people in this manner, with an open heart full of love. We believe if everyone pitches in, her hospital bills can be paid without placing her in tremendous debt.

All those in Korea may transfer their donation directly into Karabeth Burton’s bank account, which is accessible to her in India.

The bank is NongHyup and the account number is: 3020-498-564-541.

Karabeth is a very honorable person and does not ask for help easily. I know she will be deeply touched by whatever anybody donates. 

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