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After a serious motorbike accident on the 4th of October Sty Kyffin, was left in a critical condition in a Koh Samui hospital having sustained severe head injuries and brain trauma. His family immediately started to campaign to raise the necessary funds to have Stu medevacked back to the UK for treatment.
Public awareness of their plight soon grew and celebrities such as Ross Kemp and Bear Grylls, as well as Mark Benton and Andy McNab lent their support. The UK’s Daily Mirror also published articles about the SAS hero and elite snipers evacuation attempt that required over one hundred thousand pounds to be executed.
After an anonymous donation of fifty thousand pounds the family was able to take Stu home and today his brother Dave reports that his condition, that once looked very bleak, is much improved since his repatriation.
Ladies & Gents,
I went to see Stu on Monday with my friends Kev Stanton and Herbie Hancock and on Wednesday with my sister Mary Doherty this week.
The improvement in Stu just over 3 weeks since he arrived in the UK is obvious. From hardly any response shown in Thailand he is now making eye contact with people that speak to him, moving his arms and head and squeezing people’s hands.
In Thailand Stu had lost a huge amount of weight whereas now he is gradually regaining that weight and his general appearance is so much better.
This improvement is directly contributable to the excellent care that the doctor and nurses are providing at the hospital.
I can reveal to you now that Stu’s drastic deterioration in Thailand would have continued, the medevac team told me that if the repatriation to the UK was not prosecuted at the time it was then Stu would have died within a week. The medevac was only possible due to your efforts, you have simply saved Stu’s life.
Thank you all for your huge efforts so far and your continued support.