A cruise ship passenger family from Springfield, Ohio, who had driven to Galveston, Texas to embark on Carnival Triumph Monday, June 1, 2015, for a Caribbean cruise to Mexico was left pleading for help from strangers, when a child in the family needed medical attention while in Mexico.
The family, consisting of single mother Christie Johnson and her three children, drove cross-country to take the Caribbean cruise, with extended family members, when one child, Peyton Johnson, 12, became ill while on the cruise and was taken to the cruise ship medical center.
At the cruise ship medical center, Peyton Johnson was diagnosed with a medical condition, requiring surgery. As per standard medical practices, to protect the health of the child, the family was told they would be disembarked for medical treatment in Progreso, Mexico. Two of the children stayed with other family members aboard Carnival Triumph, and continued back to Ohio with those family members. Read more on Cruise Bruise