Matthew Parkes, 38, from Bramhall, was celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary in Majorca with his wife Pamela, and their daughter Sophia. Just three days in, he developed a ‘sore throat’. He then suffered pneumonia, organ failure, septic shock and lost a lung.
Matthew has now been diagnosed with Castleman Disease - a rare lymph node condition. He needs chemotherapy to fight it.
Pamela Parkes says she hopes that any money raised will enable her husband to 'have the best possible start on his long road to recovery'.
Writing on the fundraising page, she said:
"This is a story of how life can turn on a sixpence and turn a family holiday into a medical nightmare. [...] Matthew now needs multiple amputations and this page is to raise funds for appropriate prosthetics, to enable him to have the best possible start on his long road to recovery.