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Weʼre raising £30,000 to pay for an air ambulance from Gran Canaria to the UK for Russell to complete his treatment in intensive care

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Russell’s story

My name is Russell Stones and I live in Wellington, Telford with my wife Vicky and our two teenage daughters.

We went on all inclusive family holiday holiday to Furteventura in May 2022. Within a couple of days of being there myself and my family were all sick

I vomited and wrenched so much that I ruptured my oesophagus I was flown by air ambulance to the Insular Hospital in Gran Canaria for a life threatening operation to repair it. Thanks to the excellent doctors, I survived the four hour operation and was fitted with a stoma bag.

Six weeks later I remain in the Intensive care unit in Gran Canaria. The hospital when I am fit enough to fly would like to fly me to the UK , to receive treamtent in UK

Due to a unforeseen clerical error through our holiday provider, we regrettably did not have any insurance, through no fault of our own.. The doctors say that I am now ready to be repatriated back to the U.K.

With no insurance this comes at a huge cost as I need an air ambulance, with an in flight doctor and a mobile respirator, with door to door medical assistance. Please help to reunite me with my family and give me the chance to continue recovering in the U.K. Any donation big or small would be hugely appreciated.

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  • vicky stones1 month ago
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    vicky stones

    1 month ago

    Well guys Russell is still the way he was not eating or drinking . We are now under the care of the fabulous team at Stoke hospital . Been many visits there since jan. We had a cancelled op , an op that was abandoned after it could not be performed as planned now we await a date for the op hopefully in a few weeks

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  • vicky stones5 months ago
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    vicky stones

    5 months ago

    Thank you all we have survived Christmas and now focussing on the news year with a blood test and scan subject to any dates been given for the operation to reconnect Russell’s oesophagus to his stomach, until this time Russell is still unable to eat or drink. He is unable to work and he is just existing instead of living but we have his life to celebrate . We hope this major surgery can happen soon

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  • vicky stones7 months ago
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    vicky stones

    7 months ago

    Russell has been home since the end of August but is unable to eat or drink . He is mobile and can do things independently. On 2nd November we went to see the consultant and he has been referred to Stoke to have an operation to reconnect his oesophagus back to his stomach in the new year , this can’t come quick enough for us and will allow Russell to eventually be himself .

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10 months ago

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Page last updated on: 4/15/2023 07.47



  • Gareth Peate

    Gareth Peate

    Apr 15, 2023

    It's been a long time since we worked together Russell, so sorry to hear that you've been so poorly. Wishing you all the best for your recovery.


  • Barbara Fenner

    Barbara Fenner

    Jan 3, 2023

    Stay positive, hope your operation helps towards restoring a better life for you and your family


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    Nov 6, 2022


  • Anonymous


    Oct 29, 2022

    best wishes for your recovery

  • Local family

    Local family

    Sep 21, 2022

    Wishing you the best

  • Ronny Armitage

    Ronny Armitage

    Aug 22, 2022

    With all best wishes.

  • Anonymous


    Aug 17, 2022


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