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More help needed for man shot in the head

BULLET LODGED IN HIS HEAD: George Allen Jr (left) with his partner Veta Wade

DESPERATE FOR more help, the pregnant partner of a man shot in the head in the Caribbean has made a renewed call for kind-hearted donors to dig deep to save his life.

Veta Wade, whose partner George Allen Jr was found shot in the head on March 18, appealed for help earlier this month to raise the nearly £64,000 needed to get an air ambulance and medical staff to bring her partner to the UK for life saving treatment.

But only the equivalent of £5,000 has so far been raised in donations – with time running out to help Allen, a 33-year-old farmer who is affectionately known as Ezra David in his hometown in Caribbean island Montserrat.

“Ezra is holding on. Thank God,” said Wade, who is nearly five months pregnant.

Wade, 32, who moved from London to Caribbean island Montserrat last September, has spent the last few months watching her partner fight for his life in a hospital in nearby Trinidad.

He was moved there because Montserrat was unable to offer him adequate care after he was found with a bullet in his brain in Carrs Bay north Montserrat, one day after he went missing.

Wade needs help to raise the nearly £64,000 to pay for an air ambulance to transport Allen from Trinidad to London, where specialists can give him the long term care he needs.

Earlier this month, Wade said: “He cannot be taken any other way in his condition. He is still on a ventilator. Because there is a bullet lodged in his head, the plane has to fly at a certain pressure level and he would need to be supported by a doctor and two nurses.”

“…He is strong and he is fighting for life and we are just hoping we can get him the best medical treatment possible.”

She said doctors have said it will be six to 12 months before they know the extent of the healing of the brain.

“The only real rehabilitation is long term treatment. We want the best chance of him having a normal life as possible (and) want him to have a chance to live, love and laugh and again,” she said. “If we all give a little bit, it would make such a big difference to our lives… I am just hoping people will be moved and will be willing to help us.”

To donate, visit Paypal via http://goo.gl/eT8HZ or http://www.mnialive.com/caribbean/montserrat/2416-us-100-000-needed-to-m . People can also email: medivacezradavid@ gmail.com

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