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    Weʼve raised £3,995 to Help my brother receive knee surgery and return safely back home to Glasgow - Axa/Coverwise have withdrawn all insurance!

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 6th January 2018

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    My brother Daniel is a junior footballer who signed recently for Yoker Athletic and is studying Sports Coaching. He is currently on holiday in Madrid and suffered an injury while playing 7 asides with family friends. Unfortunately, he received a serious injury to his knee and now requires an operation. He attended an NHS hospital and was then assessed by a specialist who has previously worked for Atletico Madrid Football Club. He confirmed that Daniel required an MRI scan and surgery to repair the serious damage to ligaments in his knee.

    Because Daniel's livliehood and passion is football, keeping fit and coaching sport, it is crucial that he receives this treatment as soon as possible.

    The insurance company to which Daniel has a years policy with have been back and forward, authorised the surgery to go ahead on Friday and again verbally on Monday however, withdrew again and again. The only help they offered in the end was a flight home.
    On arrival, to the airport they withdrew all insurance cover on the basis that Daniel had not provided a 'Fit to Fly Letter' from the doctor. However, he had previously told them that they would need to get this as the specialist would not provide this or sign a letter for Daniel to fly home.

    Axa/Coverwise insurance medical staff did not provide a fit to fly letter and therefore, Daniel did not fly home and is now stranded in Madrid. He will not receive a fit to fly letter without having the surgery and therefore, the MRI scan is going ahead NOW and surgery to follow because of the seriousness.

    EasyJet airline were very helpful and supportive of how serious all of this is.

    He needs help as soon as possible so if anyone can help in any small way I would greatly appreciate it and more!

    We are now just emotionally drained with it all but most importantly Daniel is suffering and needs help and support. I'm so angry and upset and just want him to be ok.

    Thank you so much, Claire (Daniel's sister)



    • Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister 2 years ago
      Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister

      Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister

      2 years ago

      I'm here with Daniel now. The operation has went extremely well, intricate surgery and very serious procedures carried out! Daniel is in a lot of pain and discomfort but in great spirits. All medical staff here are treating him excellently and have his health and well-being as their first priority! Daniel wants to thank you all for the continuous support xxx

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    • Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister 2 years ago
      Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister

      Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister

      2 years ago

      I just want to say thank you to all of you for all the generous and such kind donations. We are grateful, thankful and overwhelmed with this support and complete kindness. Daniel has now received the MRI scan and usually results take 7-10 days, the specialist doctor understands the seriousness of Daniel's injury and therefore, provided the results there and then. The scan has confirmed 5 separate injuries to his knee! Hopefully the operation date will be confirmed tomorrow. Thank so you much again for ALL support!

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    Page last updated on: 8/30/2017 18.27



    • Aimee Mcleod

      Aimee Mcleod

      Aug 30, 2017

      Sorry it's late Danny ❤️ Glad to see your on the road to fully recovery xxx


    • Lewis and Sean scanlan

      Lewis and Sean scanlan

      Aug 20, 2017

      Get well soon! X


    • Anonymous


      Aug 13, 2017


    • john madden

      john madden

      Aug 9, 2017

      We hope you make a speedy recovery Daniel and that you are able to travel home asap. At least your Mum and Dad are with you to look after you now that Claire has to go back to work


    • Anonymous


      Aug 7, 2017

      Good luck speedy recovery 💚


    • Laura Davidson

      Laura Davidson

      Aug 7, 2017

      Hope you guys get it all sorted


    • Anonymous


      Aug 3, 2017

      Thinking of Daniel and your family, hope he gets better soon.

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    Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister

    Claire MacKinnon - Daniel's sister

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Hi there, I am Claire MacKinnon, Daniel's big sister. He doesn't know that I have set up this page as yet but I know how grateful and overwhelmed I feel so know that will be magnified and multiply for him. My brother is a truly incredible person and I just want him to be ok!

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