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Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters is crowdfunding

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£3,724
raised of £20,000 target by 124 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to Help medically repatriate our father to the UK who has suffered a stroke whilst overseas. Can you help bring Gary home?

Our father is currently in Thailand. We are in the UK

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HELP BRING GARY HOME...

On 7th June 2021, our father who is 74, suffered a severe left sided ischaemic stroke which has left him unable to speak, swallow or use his right side. We have not seen him for over a year as in April 2020 he was due to return to the UK from his vacation in Thailand but due to the lockdown his flight was cancelled and it has been cancelled several times since. He was planning on finally returning this September but unfortunately has now suffered the stroke. He has also not had his covid vaccine as the roll out over there is so delayed. Of course he would have had it well before now if he was in the UK. He is currently in hospital in Korat, Thailand.

This donation page is to help raise funds to cover the cost of dad's medical repatriation to the UK as we want to get him home to get the NHS care he so desperately needs in his own country. We as a family however are unable to afford this due to the high cost. The hospital costs alone have been extensive as the travel insurance my father did have expired and due to his age and co-morbidities it was not able to be renewed and despite his best efforts he could not acquire.

The UK Foreign Office have said that repatriation can cost between £20,000 and £80,000 depending on the level of care he needs to be flown home and it is our responsibility to raise the money. We do feel a little let down to be honest - dad is an ex-policeman and ex-prison officer so has served the country all his life and now he needs their help it is not available. The £20,000 level of repatriation is what we are aiming for, which would enable a paramedic and a nurse to be flown out to Thailand, they will bring dad back to the UK, caring for him all the way, and on landing he will be taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for his care to continue there. However, he would have to be certified fit to fly.

Of course our first thoughts were to go to Thailand, but we have been advised by the Foreign Office not to go. Thailand still have rules in place that any visitor must isolate for 14 days, and we are currently unable to bring him back ourselves due to his medical needs.

We are desperate to get our father back so he can receive the medical care for his future recuperation from the stroke. It may seem that the sum we are attempting to raise is insurmountable, and it is a huge sum to reach, but we are trying everything we can to help our dad.

Thank you for visiting this page. We will post updates to let you know how dad is progressing. If you don't wish to donate, we do understand, but we thank you for visiting and listening to our dad's plight.

If the minimum target to cover dad's medical repatriation to the UK is not reached, funds donated will be used for his medical care whilst in Thailand, both in the hospital and for rehabilitation. Or, funds will be donated to a stroke association charity in the UK.

Thank you !!!! Vanessa and Tracy xx

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  • Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters13 days ago
    Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

    Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

    13 days ago

    8.9.21. Dad doing his daily ritual with the physios. This is a new one. Disks on a tube. Still not able to move his right side at all so seems unlikely this will return and he will be wheelchair bound for life but you never know. Still keeping the money from just giving in reserve for any hospital admissions and hopefully his eventual flight back to the U.K. Been 3 months since the stroke. Think we are up to about £15,000 in medical and care home fees so far. Thank you again for everyone’s support. V and T x

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  • Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters15 days ago
    Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

    Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

    15 days ago

    The physio who has tirelessly got dad putting the pegs in the holes…..And telling him off if he picks up the wrong one !!! So funny ! Thanks and enjoy the biscuits xxx

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  • Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters15 days ago
    Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

    Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

    15 days ago

    5.9.21. We sent some money over to Thailand to thank everyone for their care, support, kindness, and help in getting dad to where he is today. Without them we couldn’t have done it. Unfortunately they couldn’t go out for a meal as most places shut due to the lockdown, but they got takeout, a few bottles of fizz and celebrated as Chat had a birthday too. Such wonderful friends for dad, we are so humbled. We also asked for them to take some biscuits in for the staff at the home. Big hugs everybody. V and T

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Page last updated on: 9/8/2021 10.53

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  • Fred and Marion Moore

    Fred and Marion Moore

    Jul 28, 2021

    £50.00

  • D Beard

    D Beard

    Jul 27, 2021

    Hope you get him home.

    £20.00

  • Viv

    Viv

    Jul 24, 2021

    Thinking of you xx

    £100.00

  • Robert Irwin

    Robert Irwin

    Jul 23, 2021

    £50.00

  • Bev Brown

    Bev Brown

    Jul 7, 2021

    Get well soon, love Bev xx

    £100.00

  • Tony Wike

    Tony Wike

    Jul 5, 2021

    Really sorry to hear about this. Hope you are all ok and He returns to you very soon.

    £50.00

  • Fiona lambrrt

    Fiona lambrrt

    Jul 3, 2021

    🙏 you are reunited soon x

    £10.00

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Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

Gary Short - Tracy and Vanessa - Gary's daughters

Our father is currently in Thailand. We are in the UK

We are the daughters of Gary Short from Gloucestershire. He is in a hospital in Thailand. He has suffered a severe stroke, and we need to bring him home to the UK so he can receive treatment. Can you help us bring Gary home?

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