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£34,888
raised of £30,000 target by 627 supporters

    Weʼve raised £34,888 to Help bring Colin home to his family

    Funded on Monday, 12th August 2019

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    Story

    A couple of weeks ago Colin Whiteside was taken into hospital in Sri Lanka with a fever. A result of a mosquito bite that gave him dengue fever. At first he was fine and being treated in a private hospital , that did everything they could. His wife Caroline flew out as soon as we found out and she’s doing everything she can for him. He contracted pneumonia and sepsis but we had faith in the hospital and medical professionals treating him. Out if the blue he suffered a catastrophic stroke which they have been told is the worst possible outcome you could have. Imagine losing control over everything. You can't move on your own. You can't scratch an itch. And worse still, you can't tell anyone around you that you have an itch. You can feel pain, hunger, loneliness, and fear, but you can't react to those sensations. You are totally aware of your surroundings, but you can't communicate your feelings or desires, or even your basic needs. The term for this horror is locked-in syndrome. This is what Colin has been left with. In a hospital in Sri Lanka with no hope.

    His medical insurance will not cover treatment, every penny he earned in the last 15 years to secure a future has been spent on his care. The family know there is not a good prognosis It is extremely rare for any significant motor function to return. The majority of locked-in syndrome patients do not regain motor control. However, some people with the condition continue to live much longer,so any time my Colin has left we need to do everything we can to help with medical costs and possibly get him home.

    Without help from the British embassy or his insurance it has been left to his family and friends to do everything in our power to get him home.

    Anyone who knows Colin will know he was a proud hardworking man who did everything he could for his family and friends but they are desperate. They need him home and any help they can get would meant the world to them and Colin

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    • Paul Murray7 months ago
      Paul Murray

      Paul Murray

      7 months ago

      I would like to say a massive thankyou from the bottom of my heart and from Colin's family to all you wonderful people who donated to bring Colin home Colin landed back in the uk on Tuesday and without your help this wouldn't have been possible These days there is so much negative things in the world, what people have done restores my faith in how fantastic and caring people can be thank you every single one of you.

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    627

    • Francis Billington

      Francis Billington

      Aug 9, 2019

      Hope you get your health and strength back very soon and keep fighting. Good Luck with everything Colin

      £20.00

    • catherine cox

      catherine cox

      Aug 7, 2019

      Huge thanks to Preston & Lancaster deaf clubs.

      £1,626.48

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 6, 2019

      £30.00

    • Pam Cogan

      Pam Cogan

      Aug 5, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 4, 2019

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 4, 2019

      Sending prayers

    • Chris Andrews

      Chris Andrews

      Aug 4, 2019

      Hope you get him home soon from all at Mason's Bakery.

      £60.00

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