A teenager who works at Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire may lose the sight in his right eye after being involved in a head-on collision with a lorry while on holiday in Greece.
Harri Jones, 18, was riding a quad bike, taking most of the impact on his head, when the accident occurred at Kavos in Corfu.
It has left the young Wrexham man in an induced coma, with distraught friends and family now raising money to bring Harri home as his insurers are refusing to pay for the Greek healthcare.
A keen footballer, the crash has left the former St Joseph’s Catholic High School student with a fractured jaw and a smashed right eye socket.
However, with his vitals stabilising over the last few days, the doctors in Corfu are hoping to bring him out of the coma, which was initially expected to last between 10 and 20 days in order to prevent swelling in his brain.
“The bleed is not as bad as initially thought, so the doctors will begin to wake Harri on Monday,” said an update on a Just Giving page set up by friends and family.
“Thank you all so much for your support it’s been incredible so far.
“Please donate everything you can no matter how big or small, every penny counts.”
The page was set up after it became apparent that Harri’s insurers would not cover the claim as the accident occurred while riding a quad.
The Acton Pub are among those who have begun fundraising to help the Coleg Cambria student, who works at the clubhouse at Carden Park – while support has flooded in via social media to help ‘bring Harri Home.
You can find out more information here, and donate, www.gofundme.com/2fnc7hg.