Family raising money to bring brother home after Madeira accident

in World · 16-08-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

On 22 July, 26-year-old Oliver Hillier, a British trainee fire fighter fell from a second storey hotel balcony and is now fighting for his life in Madeira, the reason for the fall is still unclear.

Oliver had to have emergency brain surgery and is now in a medically induced coma. His family are now asking for help, on “Gofundme”, to return him to the UK where they can take care of him.

“There is nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone, he is the glue that holds us all together and to bring him home will cost £30,000! We need him home with us to bring the smile and laughter and light back into our lives. We all know it’s going to be a long road to recovery for him but being in a different country away from his family and friends just doesn’t bear thinking about” reads the Gofundme page titled “Bring our brother home”.

“We still don’t know how it happened but the whole family are devastated. Oliver went on holiday with our mum, nan and his nephew to look after them as my mum is disabled and it’s my nephews first holiday abroad.”

So far the appeal has raised £5,835 in only 17 days.

According to the Daily Mail “Portuguese police believe he was trying to find his hotel room in the dark and peering over the balcony” adding “They are not treating his fall as suspicious”.


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