Mark Schofield, a Kings County native, was injured in a motor vehicle accident while teaching in Thailand. - Submitted
A Kings County family will have more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Mark Schofield’s family received news this week the New Minas man will be able to travel back to Canada from Thailand, where he has been recovering from a serious accident.
“The great relief is that he is healthy enough to travel on a commercial flight, accompanied by a doctor and nurse from the Thai hospital that has been caring for him,” Mark’s brother, Scott Schofield, said.
The 34-year-old Acadia graduate moved to Phuket, Thailand, to teach in August. He was injured Sept. 6 in a scooter accident there, suffering a broken jaw, two broken arms, a broken collarbone, a shattered eye socket and brain trauma. He is now breathing and walking on his own, but still has serious injuries to his left arm and eye and has memory loss.
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More than $57,000 has been raised so far to help with transportation and rehabilitation through a website his siblings, Scott, James and Julia started to keep friends and supporters updated and to accept donation. Included in that effort is $5,000 raised by Mark’s friends in Seoul, South Korea.
Acadia’s education society has a benefit planned for Oct. 10 at the Axe Lounge starting at 7 p.m. with music at 8 p.m. Admission is by freewill donation and is open to the public.