John Cannon originally from Droylsden collapsed six weeks ago in the Depature Lounge of Abu Dhabi Airport. After he lost consciousness it emerged that his travel insurance was invalid as he had not disclosed an underlying medical condition.
The Family said that they were "desperate to get him back so they can look after him. We just need to do whatever we can to pay for the flight ourselves". The Foreign Ofiice is currently hepling the family with arrangements but cannot provide financial assistance for medical costs.
Johns family is holding a fundraising day at the "Trafalgar Inn" in Ashton to start off their campaign.