Australian artist who had amputated legs after an accident in the New York City Subway with the corona virus
A 23-year-old Australian artist who lost both her legs in a bizarre New York metro accident has revealed that she contracted a corona virus.
Visaya Hoffee suffered a double amputation after falling on the path of an oncoming train at the 14th Street Manhattan station on January 11.
The Brisbane woman also suffered a broken back, several head wounds, and severe cuts and bruises after being run over by seven carriages.
Ms. Hoffee revealed on Tuesday that she tested positive for COVID-19 and was fired after being separated from her loved ones for more than a month.
Australian Visaya Hoffee (pictured), who lost both her legs in a bizarre New York City metro accident, has revealed that she contracted a corona virus
Ms. Hoffee revealed on Tuesday that she was fired after testing positive for COVID-19 more than a month earlier
“After more than a month in complete isolation of friends and family with coronavirus, they finally fire me,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Despite the fact that I still test positive for coronavirus (I don’t know why)?”
The 23-year-old expressed her gratitude for the nurses who helped her during her recovery.
“Happy International Nurses Day to all the wonderful people who helped me through this catastrophic ordeal,” she concluded.
Her mother, Professor Pat Hoffee, said the pair had returned to Australia on April 19 in a post on Facebook.
“Thank you to those of you who have been constantly vigilant while Visaya and I were in New York,” she wrote.
Mrs. Hoffee had to undergo a double amputation after falling on the path of an oncoming train at 14th Street station in Manhattan
She suffered a broken back, head injuries and several cuts and bruises after the bizarre metro accident
“We are both back in Australia. Visaya has COVID. Visaya is in the hospital; I’m locked. I can’t see her. ‘
Mrs. Hoffee was treated in Brisbane.
Ms. Hoffee filed a petition with the Manhattan Supreme Court in search of video footage, photos and testimonials from the night she fell on the trail of 14 St PATH station.
In an affidavit of the New York Post in February, Ms. Hoffee claimed that she had been spanked twice after being on the job for a long time.
‘After the first train left the station after I ran over it, I stayed on the track for quite some time … until a second P.A.T.H. train came by and hit me again, ‘the document says.
She also claimed that the train driver should have been able to see her since she fell off the rails in a well-lit area and wore brightly colored clothes.
Ms. Hoffee further said that due to the horrific accident, she will be bedridden in the hospital for the foreseeable future.
Ms. Hoffee (left) wrote on Instagram: ‘Wearing the top that saved my life. I miss my sister terribly ‘
Mrs. Hoffee, from Brisbane, was in intensive care after a broken back, several head wounds, and severe cuts and bruises from seven carriages that ran over her
Previous reports said the Australian artist avoided being hit by a second train because of her bright pink top that caught the conductor’s attention.
Her mom shared a photo of her daughter taken just before the incident wearing the shirt that she said wouldn’t be hit for the second time.
“This picture of her [Visaya] taken hours before the accident, ‘said Prof. Hoffee in a Facebook post.
“The bright pink color of her top alerted the second train driver that someone was on the track.
“When the first train had run over her unconscious body twenty minutes earlier, her black, puffy jacket and black jeans had made her invisible to the driver.
“In the words of the investigating police,” “it is a miracle she survived.” “Please pray that she will survive and heal and come home.”
Ms. Hoffee also took to Instagram in February to upload a photo of her outfit with the caption, “ Wearing the top that saved my life. I miss my sister terribly. ‘
Ms. Hoffee’s work was exhibited in 2016 in the graduate collection of Queensland College of Fine Art, under the name Visaya Bose.
Her mother and late father Santiage Bose are both known on the Brisbane art scene.
Ms. Hoffee’s work was exhibited in 2016 in the graduate collection of Queensland College of Fine Art, under the name Visaya Bose