He had slowly been loosing his memory a years prior and had been in out of hospital with minor stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure and other organ issues but we never knew the full extent of his illness as he wouldn't ever say the real problem.
He had told me and my sibling he was moving to Barbados as if he passes away, thats where he wants to die and be buried and had went there to stay with our grandma but ended up in hospital most of his time there. His weight and health started to dramatically improve how ever he randomly came back to London with no where to stay and started roaming the streets and sleeping on the night busses but when we was asking him what was happening we always received mixed answers as he couldn't remember much. My older brother helped him find a temporary place until he was ready to go back to Barbados but the only place available was in Harlow, miles away from any of us. because he kept loosing his belongings including his phone it was nearly impossible to contact him unless he went to the library and messaged us on Facebook.
Last week family friend realised he had missed an Appointment and knew something was up so went to check on him at his flat when there was no answer the security opened my dads door and he was found unconscious on his bedroom floor.
He was rushed into hospital where we were told he was in a coma and wouldn't have much time left.
we had worked out that he must have been in a coma for over 5 days so it was a miracle that he was still alive with no food or drink and having a stroke. We manage to spend 3 days visiting him with some of his closest friends where he was breathing on his own but the hospital had put him on end of life treatment as we watched him get worse
On the last night me and my oldest brother stayed in the hospital room and my brother woke me up at 06:05 and noticed my dads breathing was extremely slow, we saw our dad take a deep breath as we stood up next to him when he took one more breath a minute later at 06:06 and from that point there was no more breathing. :(
We are trying to raise enough funds to give my dad a beautiful send off either here ( London ) or if we can reach an amazing goal then we will fulfil his request and have him buried in Barbados after having the reception in London.
The reception will be open to any of his close friends, fans or people that he ever connected with.
All support, donations and thought are extremely appreciated and if we do exceed
the funds to send our father to Barbados then we will also be donating some funds to a chosen Alzheimers organisation.
Our grandma ( Antonio's mum ) will be here for a moth before having to fly back to Barbados so we are trying to raise the funds and have the funeral within a month.
We thank every body in advance and appreciate all the love prayers and support.
love you dad thank you for your impact xxx
- Bridget Applewhaite
- D Roberts
- D Roberts
- Krista Raisa
- Danielle Burnett
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more