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Flemington trainer Mathew Ellerton will undergo surgery after suffering a stroke on holiday in Bali

Flemington trainer Mathew Ellerton will undergo surgery after suffering a stroke on holiday in Bali

Popular Flemington-based trainer Mathew Ellerton will undergo more surgery in Bali after suffering a stroke on the holiday island last week.

The racing industry is rallying behind the horseman via a GoFundMe, after Ellerton suffered a major setback in his recovery this week.

Ellerton was suffering a case of Bali Belly, which progressed to a blood clot and then led to a stroke.

“Bound for Australia tomorrow, we have had the heartbreaking news that another blood clot has formed in his brain this evening, delaying his trip home,” the GoFundMe started by Melissa Kennewell read.

 

 

 

“He has travel insurance which his family anticipate will come through at some stage, however, they have already had to find over $50k for his stay so far.

“With this additional setback, they now need to find another large sum to pay his next course of treatment.

“We would love to allow Mathew’s family to concentrate on Mathew and his recovery and ultimate trip home, please help us allow his family to focus on what is important in getting the treatment and care he needs right now without having to stress about the financials.”

Racing.com has received permission from Ellerton’s partner Leah, who is in Bali, to share details of his health fight.

Racing.com understands the Australian Trainers’ Association is working with Racing Victoria to help get urgent funds to the Ellerton family to help with his treatment and transport home.

 

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