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The Argentine woman who survived the crash in Playa del Carmen remains in serious condition: "The risks of her becoming unemployed are high"

2024-02-23T13:51:44.624Z

Highlights: Micaela Papiermeister (24), one of the Argentines who survived the brutal crash in Playa del Carmen, remains hospitalized in serious condition. Her family started a collection to pay the costs of her hospitalization in Mexico, where she was operated on three times. Micaela has a fracture of an elbow, three cervical vertebrae, a ruptured spleen and an internal effusion. "Yesterday was a hard day because her blood pressure dropped and the chances of her becoming unemployed were high," she explained.


This was stated by the father of Micaela Papiermeister (24), one of the two people who were injured in the tragedy. Her family started a collection to pay the costs of her hospitalization in Mexico, where she was operated on three times.


Micaela Papiermeister (24),

one of the Argentines who survived the brutal crash in Playa del Carmen where five Argentines died, remains hospitalized in serious condition although she overcame a crisis that had brought her to the brink of unemployment on Thursday.

This is what Martín Quiroga, her stepfather, told it, who traveled to Mexico to be by his daughter's side and accompany her hospitalization.

The man recounted the difficult situation that his daughter was going through, who had to undergo surgery three times.

"

She is in critical condition, stable but in intensive care

," he summarized.

"

She was operated on three times

. As soon as she was admitted, her liver was perforated. They removed the liver. Then she was transferred to a hospital in Cancun and they operated on her abdomen and they took advantage of that same operation to put some nails in her femur," said the father.

As he explained in dialogue with

A24

, the doctors ask him for patience because it was "a serious accident."

Micaela has a fracture of an elbow, three cervical vertebrae, a ruptured spleen and an internal effusion

.

"Yesterday was a hard day because her blood pressure dropped and the chances of her becoming unemployed were high. They had to transfer her, but the risk is still high," she explained.

Martín thanked the support he received from the

Argentine consulate in Cancún, which paid for the man's trip

when he underwent surgery.

Also to the intensive care team.

However, he stressed that they are launching a collection to pay for the treatments and stays.

"

This is for a long time, I know it will work out but it will be a long process. We

do not understand time, we are with your strength. But we have to think about what is coming and the economic part," he said.

The alias to collaborate with the family is

martinq83

.

Micaela

is a photographer, originally from Berazategui, and for two months she had been residing in that city in Mexico.

Yesterday afternoon she had launched a prayer chain to ask for her health.

“Mica's situation became complicated.

"I ask you all to please send a prayer chain for her, in what each of you believes, to help her get out of this,"

Lucas Figallo

, the other survivor, who is stable and already recovering from several injuries, asked in a WhatsApp status.

fractures suffered..

The reason for the car trip he had undertaken along with

six other Argentines

was to renew his tourist visa, which allows a legal stay for six months on Aztec soil.

They were returning from Belize, 315 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen, where hours before they had stamped their passports at the border crossing and, in this way, obtained

another six months of legal stay.

Although the hypothesis was that the seven Argentines had paid 10,000 Mexican pesos (500,000 Argentine pesos) to a lawyer for the transfer and processing of the new permit, the Attorney General's Office of the State of Quintana Roo was able to establish that only six had paid that sum. and that the rest was driving.

Lucas Figallo, survivor of the tragedy, asked for a prayer chain for Micaela.

That institution is still trying to elucidate the degree of relationship between the driver and that lawyer, as well as whether there is any organization that facilitates these immigration maneuvers.

Maximiliano Laviano, one of the deceased, was the one who was driving the truck in which they were traveling at high speed.

Upon arriving near Puerto Aventuras, an hour south of Playa del Carmen, he lost control and crossed lanes and then crashed head-on into

a van stopped on the shoulder

.

Five died instantly, but Papiermeister was

seriously injured

.

She underwent surgery on Wednesday, after having spent two days in intensive care, where she is still under observation.

Her mother, María de Lourdes, was able to travel to accompany her, even though she is not aware of her.

Her stepfather, Martín, has not yet been able to travel to Playa del Carmen, but a collection made by Micaela's relatives and friends seeks to enable him to do so and also to be able to cover the costs of hospitalization at the La Joya hospital in that city. .

The post by Mariana Quiroga, sister of Micaela's stepfather.

As happened with the deceased,

the bureaucratic cost is almost prohibitive for their families

, who seek financial support from their surroundings to be able to pay for it.

Following the consultation of the same relatives and other people, the Argentine Foreign Ministry asserted that it is not among its powers to “pay the costs of repatriation of ashes or mortal remains of Argentine citizens who died abroad” and that, instead, it corresponds to the insurance contracted or the family members to assume it.

Nor does it have jurisdiction, he argued, to cover medical expenses, hospitalization, surgeries or health repatriations of Argentines abroad.

Martín Quiroga, Micaela's stepfather, said they opened a savings account to receive money in pesos and dollars to pay for health care costs.

The crash occurred on Sunday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Laura, a friend of Micaela's family, tells

Clarín

about the rush regarding the collection: “Mica's parents are two workers.

Imagine all the expenses they will have to incur!

For this reason, those close to him are trying to raise money so that his father can also travel.”

Micaela studied photography at the Quinquela Martin Institute, in La Boca, before going to try her luck in Mexico.

There, in the Riviera Maya, she dedicated herself, among other things, to portraying landscapes and other Argentines.

According to journalistic sources in Mexico, the young woman supported herself by working as a receptionist at a beauty center.

She now faces an arduous recovery from the La Joya hospital, Playa del Carmen.

DP

Source: clarin

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