The family of a man from Glasgow have launched a fundraiser to bring him home after he went into a coma following a slip in a bathroom in Spain.
Stephen Ross, 61, remains in an unresponsive condition in hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm in his hotel room in Benidorm on Sunday, September 24.
Four days into this holiday, Stephen, from Parkhead, went to let the cleaner in before slipping on a step in the bathroom and “knocking himself clean out”.
His partner, Lorraine Johnstone, rushed him into an ambulance who took him to a private hospital, where he received immediate surgery to save his life.
She wrote: “As you can imagine I was in total shock and some state, thank god the cleaner was there as she phoned the ambulance, which took seven minutes but rushed Stephen to a private hospital, where he was treated and looked after.”
Stephen remained in the hospital for two days before being transferred to an NHS hospital, where he remains in a coma.
Lorraine has set up a GoFundMe page to fundraise for Stephen’s return to Scotland, after being told that her holiday insurance is only paying 18 per cent of the medical bill.
She added: “Stephen is still in this hospital and he is in a coma but is fighting through and we can only hope he get better and wakes up soon.
“We do have holiday insurance, however it is only paying 18% of hospital cost, leaving myself with a huge bill that I don’t have the money to pay.
“My main priority is getting Stephen the care he needs so I can get him back home with me to look after him.
“As you all can imagine its not only causing me heartache, stress and worry, and it’s also costing an absolute fortune for me to go over there to be by his side but I will find a way and I’ll be by side bedside.
“The last thing I want to do is set up this page, I am really embarrassed about doing it but as I said I just want my partner, to be safe and well and get I’m back home where he belongs.
“Please if you are able to support Stephen, by making some donation I would be forever grateful if you can, even if you aren’t in position to donation, can you please give this page a share.”
You can donate to the fundraiser here.
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