Prominent victims campaigner William Frazer is in critical condition in hospital.
The Markethill man has been battling illness for a number of years but last night, Mr Frazer’s wife Anne, said he was now in “God’s hands”.
Speaking to the Newsletter, she said: “Willie is critically ill and it is all in God’s hands. We would like to thank all the well wishers for all their messages of support and prayers.”
Last month, Mr Frazer spoke of how he spent four days in the intensive care unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.
And that he was motivated by his fight for the truth.
“It was touch and go for a while, I have to admit that things didn’t look good,” Mr Frazer told the Belfast Telegraph.
“I went up to A&E because I didn’t feel very well and they thought everything was okay, but I was back a few hours later and that’s when things got really bad.
“Basically I’ve been waiting for an operation for my gall bladder and my blood pressure dropped and they couldn’t get it back up again, so they put me in intensive care.
“I came through it all right, thankfully, but they weren’t sure whether I would make it at one point, so it was very hard for the family.”
Mr Frazer said his strong will kept him going.
“I have to say it’s the fight that keeps you going in a situation like that,” he said.
“I was speaking to my wife and pastor and I was smiling and he was asking what I was smiling for. I could hardly talk at this point and I told him there are a few things I have to finish so I wasn’t going anywhere just yet.”
He added: “I have to say it’s the fight that keeps you going in a situation like that.
“I was speaking to my wife and pastor and I was smiling and he was asking what I was smiling for. I could hardly talk at this point and I told him there are a few things I have to finish so I wasn’t going anywhere just yet.
“He told me he liked my attitude.
“At the end of the day I’ve made a commitment to a lot of people who have suffered an awful lot and hopefully, God willing, I will see that through before I do kick the bucket.”
Six members of his family were murdered in the south Armagh Troubles, one of which was his father Bertie, who was a part-time UDR officer, murdered by the IRA in 1975.
Two uncles and two cousins were also killed during the Troubles.
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