Liverpool news Jamie Carragher among hundreds helping dad injured in balcony fall MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Jamie Moylan shattered both his legs and is still in hospital abroad where his medical bills have soared past £20,000
Breaking News ! Jamie Carragher is among the hundreds of people who have stepped up to help a young dad who was seriously injured while on holiday. Jamie Moylan, from Birkenhead, was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning after falling from a balcony at his hotel in Alanya. The 26-year-old shattered bones in both of his legs and had to undergo surgery almost immediately to try to repair it. It is unclear whether he will ever walk again as his family frantically try to raise £20,000 to cover his medical bills. Jamie's partner Mia, and mother of his daughter Amaya, spoke to the ECHO after the incident and said they didn't know how they were going to afford the treatment, and to bring him back home to Liverpool. But in just two days the family have been able to pay the hospital a staggering £15,000 thanks to the generosity and kindness of people in Merseyside. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the free Liverpool Echo newsletters Read More Related Articles The Liverpool Echo has a free app and here's how to download it Mia, 24, said that the family had considered setting up a fundraising page for people to donate to if they could but it often takes 30 days for the money to be released. Instead, the hairdresser took to Facebook and set up a massive raffle in order to raise the money they needed. Prizes worth thousands were all gifted to the family and Mia sold off numbers for £10 in the hope of getting enough to bring Jamie home. Businesses from across the region donated goods and services while others set up raffles of their own to support Jamie. A signed Liverpool shirt from Jamie Carragher was one of the prizes offered up on one of the raffles being shared on social media. Jamie Moylan's x-ray after falling from a balcony while on holiday with his partner Mia and his family As a result, Mia says the family has paid off a lot of the medical bill but needs to raise another £5,000 and then start getting the money together to fly him home, which is likely to cost even more. On Facebook, both Mia and Jamie's sister Melissa have thanked everyone who has donated so far. Mia said: "Just can't even think where to start. How amazing, one day everyone. "You have been absolutely amazing. "Truly speechless, let's keep it up as we're finally getting somewhere. Jamie Moylan, 26, is in hospital in Turkey after shattering both his legs during a horrific balcony fall "We couldn't have done it without everyone's constant support." Melissa Bentley has also been updating friends and family on Jamie's condition after she flew back out to Turkey to be with him.
. "So happy, crying with happy tears and want to thank every single person so far who have helped us with this medical bill." Jamie was only supposed to be on holiday for one week with his family but decided to extend the trip when his sister flew out to meet them. Mia said: "We were only out there for a week but when Jamie's sister came over and we decided to extend the trip.
Jamie Moylan had surgery on both legs after falling from a balcony
"Friday was our last night and we were due to fly home on Saturday so we had been out for a family meal before coming back to the hotel. "I took Amaya to bed and Jamie went to say bye to some friends we met out there." A short time later, Mia said the hotel manager woke her up to get Jamie's passport and to say he had been in an accident. She added: "At around 1am they woke me to say he'd been in an accident and needed his passport urgently. "Apparently he was chatting to our friends on the balcony but there was nowhere to sit. Keep up to date with the latest news in your area by entering your postcode below
"So Jamie sat on the balcony railings and put one leg over to stabilise himself but he lost his balance and fell." When Mia got to the hospital, she said that doctors were saying they would need to amputate Jamie's foot because it was so badly damaged. Mia said: "I begged them not to and they rushed him to surgery to see what they could do. "He had a major operation on both legs and is still in a really bad way.
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"We don't even know if he will walk again." Mia has said the whole ordeal has been a nightmare and she would do anything to bring Jamie home and get him the help he needs. She said: "He just wants home and I need him here. "It's so stressful and scary and we just don't know what the future is going to be like for us but we need to get him home as soon as possible." Anyone who can help or wants to contact Mia regarding the raffle should message her on Facebook.
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