At the weekend he was at the Bdo Prague Darts open 2017 when he began to feel unwell. His condition continued to deteriorate so he decided to try to get an earlier flight home and with the help of our friend and fellow darts player Kirsty they made their way to the airport. He was in no fit state to fly so they administered first aid and called an ambulance. (Which I am truly grateful for as he most likely would not be here now).
Darts Kirsty did an amazing job of ensuring my husband was safe and recovering from surgery but at this point due to work commitments she had to arrange alternative travel to get home as her plane had left the night before.
People who are not familiar with darts this is not a sport you can make a lot of money from at this level. You still have to do a normal job to pay rent and put food on the table. David is an amazing father to our children he is their hero and only wants to provide the best life possible for them. This is why we have made the decision to focus more on his Darts to one-day give us the life where we could own a property maybe? and show our children dreams can come true with hard work and dedication. He has sacrificed a lot like socialising with his best friends, no family holidays, weekends away, date nights and the list could go on as I’m sure you darts player reading this can relate. We never have anything left at the end of the month to save or to treat ourselves.
During these events we realised also we had forgotten to update his holiday insurance and his E1 11 or EHIC as it is now known had run out in June. Even though nothing could be done about the holiday insurance I renewed his E1 11 immediately and I’ve now managed to get them to give him a provisional replacement certificate so some of his medical expenses will be covered under that.
Could I please ask you to donate a couple of pounds to help with any extra costs occurring at this time. We are not sure of the final amount this will cost us financially it may turn out not to be the big scary number like we originally thought. I would like to go out there, spend some time with him and help him return to the UK. For him to not panic financially about rushing back to work. Most importantly our children want their Daddy to be home and feeling better for Christmas. Also I would like to reimburse Darts Kirsty for the additional costs she incurred in staying with him. After all we have her to thank for him still being here today.
Even if you are unable to donate please spread the word and thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. It has been it has and still is an emotional rollercoaster for us all, to think of what could have been the outcome. I will update any further news I hear and please keep your finger and toes crossed for us that he gets to come home and make a speedy recovery, so he can continue with his passion of one day becoming a professional darts player.
Grace and Louis xx