Thursday, February 22, 2024

Desperate plea from family to get ill father back to UK

The founder of Warlock Women’s Masters’ team has issued a desperate plea as her family try to get their seriously ill father home to the UK.

Peter Burder, 74, suffered a stroke and collapsed in his apartment in Thailand last month.

He lay unconscious for three days until his family back home in Fareham raised the alarm when he didn’t respond to messages.

Peter remains in a serious condition in hospital in Thailand where he’s suffering with acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, sepsis, sepsis shock and pneumonia. The hospital has now put him on a ventilator so he can’t be moved to a cheaper hospital or airlifted out.

In just eight days, the medical bill reached £20,000 with a warning it could go as high as £50,000.

His family is now trying to get him repatriated, but a medical flight home could be an additional £20,000.

His daughter Jolene, a co-counder of Warlock Veterans, has flown out alongside her Mum Lin and sister Cheryl to be with Peter in Thailand.

Jolene said: “One moment I was eating lunch at work and then I was on the next flight to Thailand.

“We were in the air for almost 13 hours not knowing if Dad had already passed away.

“If you could see what I packed you would laugh!

“Our priority now is to get Dad home and get him the care he so desperately needs in the UK. But this is going to come at a huge cost.

“My sister and I don’t want money to get ourselves home. This is for Dad with Mum and a medic by his side. We’ll sort ourselves out later. All we want is to see Dad get home as quickly as possible.”

This comes at an already difficult time for the Burder family, with Jolene’s brother currently in hospital in the UK having just had both legs amputated.

To donate, please visit the family’s Go Fund Me page

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