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Young man stranded in urgent need of surgery after collapsing on holiday

A British man who has born with a rare heart condition is stranded in a hospital abroad and in need of urgent surgery.

Myles Fuller was on a trip to Prague with friends when he suffered a bleed on the heart. He's been in intensive care in a Czech hospital since the end of April.

Myles Fuller has been in intensive care in a Czech hospital since the end of April. Credit: MEN Media

The 21 year old has Marfan Syndrome, which affects the body's connective tissues and can cause serious cardiac problems.

Although the hospital has been able to stabilise Mr Fuller, medics there say they do not know enough about the condition to be able to operate, and he needs to come home urgently for surgery.

It's left his family in an urgent race to raise £20,000 for an air ambulance - which is not covered by his travel insurance - because Myles is not well enough to take a normal flight.

Myles with his sisters Sophie and Chloë. Credit: MEN Media

Friends, family and the local community in his home town of Stockport have been trying to raise funds to bring him home.

His sister says she's been overwhelmed by the kindness shown.

The kindness of other people has made me want to cry, we didn't expect it. People I haven't spoken to in years have been offering to help.

– Chloë, sister