Our lives were turned upside down on the 1st of August while we were on the first day of our holiday in Tenerife. My boyfriend, Daniel Wolski lost consciousness while sitting on a wall that was dividing a pathway from the beach and fell approx. 3 meters down to the ground. The loss of consciousness was due to the sun having an adverse affect on a conditional Dan had as a child which we believed was cured - infant epilepsy. The fall resulted in a spinal injury which caused an instant paralysis in his legs. An ambulance was called and he was brought to the nearest hospital. We were then informed that his situation was worse than anticipated and he would have to be transported to a hospital on the far side of the island because he would more than likely have to be operated on. I couldn't go with him because I was told he will have to undergo many scans and medical examinations and I wouldn't be able to see him until very late in the evening.
When I arrived at the hospital where he was transferred to, I was told that Dan was placed in the Intensive Therapy Unit and that I still couldn't see him. After a number of hours I eventually got to speak to a doctor who told me that Dan’s injuries were very severe and he would have to be operated on – however we would have to wait another 6 days for the surgery to happen.
Daniel's spinal surgery took place on the 6th of August, It took about 4 hours and thankfully there were no complications. After his surgery, Daniel returned to the Intensive Therapy Unit to be monitored. After few more days he was moved to a neurosurgical unit.
On the 11th of August, when we thought nothing worse could happen and it could all only get better, Dan was diagnosed with Anaemia, due to a substantial loss of blood. His parameters were declining with each hour that passed. A surgeon then diagnosed him with a duodenal ulcer which was bleeding and that his condition was now critical and he will have to be operated urgently.
Daniel underwent 2 serious operations within 5 days. He then returned to the Intensive Therapy Unit once again and was kept there for another number of days. He was then transferred to a post surgery unit.
Few days ago Dan was diagnosed with pneumonia and possibly a bacterial infection that causes a fever.
It’s been 25 days since we arrived to Tenerife for a holiday that was to last just 1 week during peak holiday season.
Daniel is 20 years old, a very fit, health conscious young man. He eats well, spends alot of time exercising and only drinks alcohol very occasionally – he was looking forward to starting college this September to train as a fitness instructor – he was really focused on this dream and now Daniels biggest wish is to be transported back home to Ireland. There are lots of issues where we are, predominantly the language barrier.
Daniels best hope of recovery in order to help him walk again is to start rehabilitation immediately; we have secured a place for him in Beaumont hospital in Dublin where he can undergo a regime to help him on the road to recover.
However, we have been informed by the medical staff here in Tenerife that they will not let Daniel be transported without medical assistance. The costs of this medically assisted transportation from Tenerife to Ireland is way beyond our means and outside of Daniels own private health insurance and this does not cover the costs of repatriation.
The premise of this page is to bring Daniel home where we believe he will feel better mentally and will receive a better medical care. As well as help Daniel and his family with the financial costs associated with the long recovery that is ahead of Daniel.
Thank you to all who have donated so far, we are so humbled, immensely appreciated and overwhelmed at the support so far – there really are good people in the world willing to help others misfortune.
Thank you all for your support in this extremely difficult time.
Our employer, The Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise will also be running a fundraising event on 6th September from 10am if you are local to the area.
***All the funds that will be collected through this campaign will be withdrawn by Daniels parents (Aneta Wolska and Piotr Wolski). The funds collected will be spent on the medical transportation from the hospital in Tenerife directly to the Hospital in Dublin. If any, addidtional funds will be spent on all financial costs associated with Daniels recovery process. ***
Firstly I would like to thank every single beautiful person that supported us in this extremely difficult time. Thank you for every donation, for each share, the fundraiser events, the articles to raise the awareness and all the kind words.
I would like to inform you all that Daniels parents have managed to get a financial loan, and a loan of relatives and other people in order to speed up the process of transporting Daniel home. This is due to the fact that medical staff in Tenerife informed us that Daniel needs to start his rehabilitation now. Waiting here would only have a negative impact on the road to his recovery. Therefore we have managed to collect the amount of €29,200 through different channels. All the funds collected in this campaign will be used to pay off the debts as well as to cover the costs associated with Daniels recovery. If everything will go as planned Daniel will be transported to the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin tomorrow (Saturday 1st of September).