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Bristol woman recovers after vacation leaves her stranded on a Caribbean island

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With no insurance, it was difficult for her to get back to American so she was stranded in a Caribbean hospital for four days.

While vacationing in St. Maarten back in October, CeCe felt a pain in her head and collapsed on the beach.

With no insurance, it was difficult for her to get back to America so she was stranded in a Caribbean hospital for four days.

That was until her family could afford a medical flight back to the United States, which cost more than $50,000 dollars.

Once CeCe landed on U.S. soil, she was flown to Johnson City Medical Center and was in the ICU for weeks. She then transferred to Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital for treatment.

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She is currently recovering at The Waters Rehab Center in Johnson City.

Since the incident, CeCe signed up for TennCare, but after the insurance becomes effective, she will still owe 180,000 dollars in medical bills.

“It just kicked in last week for their therapy and stuff and I’m hoping it will cover Quillen and everything while we were there as well. I don’t know if it will, but we are praying it does. The hospital bills are adding up like crazy,” said Lindsey Reimer, CeCe’s niece.

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