A scaffolder, who has been in the industry for over 20 years reached out to us when he lost his job due to illness and needed financial support for his family.
In February 2020, just prior to the first lockdown, he was admitted into hospital with a leg infection. After further examinations, it was discovered that he needed an emergency quadruple bypass operation within fourteen days. Ten days later, the country went into lockdown and his surgery was delayed.
At the time of contact, he had just gone through a third unsuccessful bypass and was waiting for his next operation date.
He is a single parent of two children renting a flat with only two bedrooms so he was sleeping on the sofa to allow his children to have a room each.
We were able to support him and purchased an orthopaedic bed and mattress to make life more comfortable.
Sadly, he is now permanently disabled because of his condition and is still waiting for another operation.
Though his condition has deteriorated, he is still extremely thankful to us and has said, “I am truly grateful to the Lighthouse Club for helping me throughout this time. I am honestly lost for words. This has changed my world in regards to aiding my recovery, and just helping with the pain.”