Author Topic: American Buddhist Monk living in a temple in Thailand needs help!  (Read 693 times)

Offline Hannah1

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Hi,
I'm new to this board, but my dad Glen Zorn is an ordained Buddhist monk who lives in a temple in Thailand. About 2 months ago he was diagnosed with an immediately life threatening aneurysm and transferred by ambulance to Chulalongkorn hospital in Bangkok. He was told his medical treatment and surgery would be free or very inexpensive (couple hundred dollars) because he is a monk, and monks have free healthcare in Thailand. The costs are either paid by the temple or the hospital, never the monk. Well, the hospital and temple both refused to pay his bill, only saying this after the surgery was done. So, since he's a monk with no money or possessions I'm the only one to pay the bill. I don't have that kind of money. My dad can't be released from the hospital until his bill is paid in full, or they will arrest him and dis-robe him (you go to jail for unpaid debt in Thailand). I've set up a Go Fund Me page to help with the hospital bill. If you can't help please share the page via social media and other boards. I wouldn't be going the crowd funding route if another option was available. Thanks, and please share!

Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/MonkGlenZorn

Hannah

 


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