The family of a man who faces having his hand and two feet amputated after being struck down with a rare disease while on holiday, have set up a fundraising page so he can get the best possible prosthetics.
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:
To donate, click the link here:https://www.gofundme.com/matthewparkes