The KZN breeding community was shocked to learn earlier today that well-known personality Jill Fox was seriously injured in a riding accident in Nottingham Road just before midday on Tuesday, and is in need of urgent medical attention.
Jill, an experienced rider, owns the popular The Fort Stud in Fort Nottingham and was out exercising a horse when she fell and injured herself.
Midlands EMS reported that a rider was left in a serious condition after falling off her horse. On arrival, medics found that she was in a serious condition and required urgent advanced life support treatment with multiple injuries. Once stabilized, she was transported to a Level 1 trauma hospital for further care.
After an uncomfortable night on Tuesday evening, Jill is currently comfortable and stable in the Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, according to KZN Breeders Chairperson Cathy Martin, who told the Sporting Post that she will require surgery and initial costs, excluding the surgeon’s fees and other associated care, are estimated at R300 000.
KZN Breeders have advanced an amount of R150 000 to assist in bridging costs to facilitate treatment.
“I believe that Jill has fractured her femur and requires urgent surgery. The KZN Breeders have thus advanced R150 000, and together with an anonymous donor, who has kindly provided a further R150 000, we are able to ensure that she undergoes the emergency surgery as soon as possible. This sum will not cover the costs of the medical professionals and other possible treatment, such as recovery therapy, that may be needed. On behalf of the Fox family and the broader racing and breeding community, we would like to appeal to anybody or organisation who is able to assist in any way, to please consider a donation,” added Cathy Martin.
All donations will be gratefully received by the KZN Breeders Club via:
- Standard Bank
- Acc: 060 200 456
- Branch: Mooi River – code:057 825
Please quote reference: Jill Fox – followed by your name, if you so wish.
Any inquiries may be addressed to Cathy Martin on:
- Mobile: 082 331 5697
- Email:[email protected]