Family need 100,000 to return veteran to UK after he fell ill without correct travel insurance

  • Metro International
  • 03/11/2017
Family need 100,000 to return veteran to UK after he fell ill without correct travel insurance
A family are attempting to raise almost 100,000 in a bid to get a seriously ill veteran home from Trinidad.

Dad Adam Teale was on holiday in the Caribbean country when he contracted Dengue virus a viral infection spread by mosquitoes last month.

Doctors then discovered a brain aneurysm, and days later diagnosed him with infective endocarditis, a rare and potentially fatal infection of the inner lining of the heart.

His desperate family were forced to pay out 20,000 for an operation on the 47-year-olds brain after discovering he is not covered by his insurance while in Trinidad.

This week, Mr Teales daughter, Lauren, launched a JustGiving appeal in an attempt to raise 92,800 to bring her dad home in an air ambulance.

She said: The past few weeks have been one thing after another to start with dad had Dengue virus, the doctors then went on to find a brain aneurysm which was treated before it was too late and now last night we received the news that he has infective endocarditis.

Its most commonly caused by bacteria entering the blood and travelling to the heart.

We need to bring him home to get this treatment, he is not covered by his insurance over in Trinidad and his last operation for his brain totalled more than 20,000 so we are now at breaking point.

Adam, who joined the British Army in 1986 when he was 16-years-old, will need a specialist aircraft to bring him back to his family in Manchester.

The dad, who is also a foster carer, will not be able to travel back to the UK without one.

So far, the family have raised 6,176.

Lauren added: We have been quoted over 90,000 for the air ambulance to transport him back here to Manchester and we understand this is a lot.

All I ask is if you can spare a little even if its just 1 we will be one step closer to getting my dad home.
  • Source: Metro
  • Author: Metro International
  
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