Those of you that know Patrick Kettlebarough will be aware that he is in hospital in Malia undergoing continued treatment for a serious heart condition he didn't know he had.
Patch his wife Lisa & 2 friends arrived in Greece on Fri 23rd Sept after Lisa booked the holiday as a surprise for him.
The following day Sat 24th Sep, on PATCH'S 38th BIRTHDAY, he was rushed to hospital after having a heart attack. By the time the ambulance got him to the hospital, he had suffered multiple mini heart attacks.
Due to the seriousness of his condition, they transferred him to another hospital. He continued to get worse, so he was again transferred to a 3rd hospital to the top heart specialist. Where he was put straight into intensive care before having an emergency stent fitting operation, tests showed that both his arteries were blocked by 90% into the heart and 60% on the one out. He's extremely lucky to still be here with us; the doctor said it would have been a build-up for years due to congenital heart disease; he will remain in the hospital for anything up to 2-3 weeks so they can continue to monitor him. Lisa has had to find new accommodation closer to the hospital and won't be returning till they have had the all-clear. Patrick's mum and his two children are flying out to be with him and give Lisa some much-needed support.
Patrick you many know him as Patch, he is one of the nicest, likeable down to earth people you will ever meet and is always there for whoever may need a helping hand. I don't think he realises how much he means to people and how many people that care so much about him; its an honour to have him as a friend
All funds raised will help towards the medical bills and his journey home, as he will need a doctor with him regarding his condition. Patric, his wife and his kids are the heart of our community and have helped endless people in need. This is our way of helping to get him back where he belongs because he also has two fur babies at home waiting to give him their love, Bella and Bee..
Here at the bluebell pub (Patrick and Lisa lively hood), we're not just working colleagues. We are like a "dysfunctional" version of the Adams family, so that is why we have set up a go fund me. It's going to b a long hard, stressful recovery, not only because of the financial burden, hospital bills, extra flights, transport costs, and extended stay, but also the help ease the pressure and worry of post-op care that will follow over the next couple of months.
Times are hard for everyone, so any donations, big or small, will be highly appreciated. So here's to getting our blue bell main man back safe and sound.
They do have insuerence, but they do have large amounts of upfront cost that need to be made; we are here to make everything less stressful and get him home as soon as possible much love