The family of a former serviceman who remains in a coma in Thailand more than a month after a motorcycle accident are trying to raise £100,000 to bring him back to the UK for treatment.
Stuart Kyffin, 43, was involved in the accident on October 4 and suffered severe head and brain trauma.
He will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life.
His ex-wife Christina, 44, lives in Kettering, as do her and Stuart’s children Daniel, 21, and Kimberley, 19. Kimberley also has a seven-month-old son, Nathan, who Stuart has never met.
The family have already donated £5,000 towards the cost and his brother Dave has contributed £20,000. Other donations have swelled the total to more than £40,000.
Christina said: “Stuart has lived on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand for several years. He has a girlfriend, Jiraa, and they have a three-year-old daughter called Kyraa. Stuart is a really nice man, even though we are divorced we were always very amicable. If it were me in the same situation he would do everything he could to help.”
Doctors say Stuart remains in a critical condition.
Stuart was in the Royal Anglian Regiment and spent 10 years in the SAS.
The campaign to raise the £100,000 sum has been backed by television presenters Ross Kemp and Bear Grylls.
Stuart’s father Stephen has been by Stuart’s bedside since the accident.
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