HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii Boxer now in a Thailand hospital is improving. Family members of Kalae McShane say the swelling in his brain has gone down some but he remains in a coma.
McShane, who is from Waianae, stayed in Thailand to train more after winning his 5th professional boxing match earlier this month.
But days later, his brain started swelling, not from the boxing, but from an infection in his brain stem.
The family is trying to bring him back home to Hawaii, but can't pay the 100-thousand dollars it's expected to cost for the medical transport.
"The doctors have cleared him to fly however, he would need to have a medical team fly with him," says Dee McShane, his step mom. A doctor, nurse and other medical staff would be needed and they can't fly commercial so they need an air ambulance.
The family hopes their insurance will help with some of the cost but there is a Go-Fund-Me Account to help and a fundraiser concert will be held Friday night in Ewa.
Local bands are playing for free and many door prizes and raffles have been donated.
The event is from 6 p.m. - Midnight at The Ville Bar and Grill. It cost $35 to get in and includes pupus and live music. Performers include Kao'uka, Nesian Nine, Kaipo Kapua, Amity, Taz Vegas, and Moke Boy.