DESTIN (Fla.) – After falling from a roof while chasing a monkey who had taken his Pittsburgh Steelers cap, a Florida man is now fighting for his life in Bali.
According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, Jeff Swedenhjelm fell 33ft (10 meters) Monday.
Villagers took him into a local hospital where he was diagnosed as having severe damage to the spinal cord. He is currently paralyzed from the chest down.
Lyric Swedenhjelm lives in Destin and said that her family wants to send her father to a country where he can be treated for spinal problems. She stated that Swedenhjelm was in a medically-induced coma and is currently on a ventilator.
The family created a GoFundMe fundraising page for their family, which has raised over $ 36,000 already.