A young boxer from Banbridge is currently fighting for his life in Spain after collapsing while holidaying with his parents and a friend.
Jamie Doyle has undergone two surgeries in the last 48 hours to help relieve the swelling having suffered a blood clot on the brain.
The 18-year-old is expected to remain in an induced coma for the next 4-6 weeks due to the severity of his condition.
His mum Mary and dad Stephen are by his beside in Gran Canaria. The death of their newborn grandchild earlier this week has compounded the family’s sense of devastation. The baby’s funeral is to be held tomorrow.
Jamie’s cousin Sara McNally has set up a GoFundMe page, in which she describes him as “a keen boxer and a very talented barber”.
“Thankfully his mum and dad Mary and Stephen are with him but need your help with the amounting surgery costs. Jamie has gone through two surgeries on his brain so far within the last 48 hours,” she wrote.
“Early on this week his family suffered a devastating loss of their newborn grandchild. Obviously they cannot be at home to support their other son Dominic through this devastating time.
“What this family are going through is unimaginable, so please. if you can help in raising some well needed funds to cover the cost of their beloved sons medical bills and their accommodation in the coming months it will be so much appreciated by Jamie’s family. We are all praying for Jamie and hope he pulls through.”
If you wish to help Sara’s cause, which has already raised in excess of £23,000, you can do so by clicking the link here.