Son's campaign to get critically ill dad home

DEVOTED son Joseph Law has launched a campaign to help get his dad back home after a faulty operation has left him in a life-threatening condition in Thailand.

Former miner John Law (55) moved to the country last year after working at Maltby Colliery.

He had an operation on his toe but a fault meant that it became infected and has led to a number of serious health implications.

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Mr Law is now in a critical condition in a Thai hospital, needs help to breathe and has water in his legs and stomach.

His son Joseph has launched a campaign to raise £15,000 to be able to fly his dad home for treatment.

Joseph (17) said: “My dad had a major operation on his foot and the surgeons left some metal in and he had to have a toe off.

“It caused a serious infection and it has led to a number of complications and he is very quickly running out money for the treatment.

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“It’s very difficult knowing that he is over there and is in such a bad way. I don’t want my dad to die but he can’t afford to keep paying for the treatment.”

Maltby Academy sixth form pupil Joseph said he hasn’t seen his dad since he lost half his bodyweight in a year.

The teen’s weight spiralled to a staggering 28st 11lbs at the age of just 16.

But a year later Joseph weighed just 14st thanks to a gruelling diet and exercise regime.

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He said: “He has not seen me since I lost my weight and turned into a fitness fanatic so it would mean a lot so much to be able to get him home.

“If we can’t raise the money there is a chance that I will never see my dad again.”

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