Shame as it is that their trip would be cut short, there’s really only one logical answer and that is to return home. In the UK they would get all necessary treatments free under the NHS as well as financial help in benefits if they unable to return to work for sometime. I did read the go fund me page and it says the money being raised is for future surgeries and various other medical things such as physical/psychology therapy and recovery. It also says for help for missed days off work. That I assume means for them to live on, accommodation and everyday living. It is obvious they they cannot continue their planned trip when all the above is needed. I’m not sure how far into their trip they are but it is a WHV so they would be leaving for home in the not to distant future anyway. Their trip is cut short whether they stay or go as they won’t be doing what they wanted to, rather they’ll be dealing with the important matter of getting themselves better. It makes no sense to remain in Oz, unable to work and having to arrange all these expensive medical procedures/appointments. All the time needing money to live off.
I feel desperately sorry for them that this has happened, it’s terrible. I would help in a heartbeat if they were stranded in Oz and desperately needed help but I can’t see any reason they have to stay in Oz to spend many months getting all this expensive help as well as the cost of living there when they could cut short their trip and just return home earlier. By the time they’ve gone through all the necessary they need help for it will be time to leave anyway. No point in staying to spend much of it in and out of medical centres, unable to work and unable to travel about. The amount they hope to raise is huge. To spend all this when you will have to leave the country in a matter of months anyway seems madness and is certainly not a necessity. They’re on a temporary visa and sadly things have gone wrong, they just need to return home where they will get all the help they need. I’m sure the insurance would cover repatriation but if it didn’t and they needed to raise funds for that I’d happily contribute.