Diabetic amputee in need
Phil is a man suffering from diabetes and is in dire need of accommodation and medical help, he lost his job after having his leg amputated six months ago.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Phil Regan, 50, is currently without a home and is urgently appealing for help.
Phil was born in Leigh, but lived and owned a business in Burnley before emigrating to Spain in 2004 for a ‘better lifestyle’, but matters were turned on their head when he was informed that he had Type 2 diabetes five years ago.
Due to expensive medical bills, Phil could not afford to treat his diabetes on top of paying for rent and living costs, and as a result his illness worsened, meaning that he is now insulin-dependent.
“The effect it [the diabetes] has had on my body is extremely deleterious,” said Phil. “Because it went so long without a diagnosis it damaged arteries, bones, vital organs, the damage has already been done and the damage is irreversible.
Unfortunately, his right leg had to be amputated seven inches above the knee six months ago, leading to Phil being unable to work and he struggled to pay rent. He eventually lost his apartment and returned to the UK.
and arteries in my leg had collapsed,” said Phil. “My options were to
lose the leg or risk dying. It was a straightforward choice. It’s very
difficult at the moment, I’m finding everything a strain.”
But due to unforeseen circumstances, the accommodation arrangements he had relied upon recently became non-viable, leaving Phil - who spent the last of his money on a ticket to get back into the country - homeless.
“I can’t get even the very basic medicine,” continued Phil. “All my family are dead and I feel like I’m going to end up on the street, which will be a death sentence.”
Phil needs a scooter to be able to get around and perhaps find a job, a basic scooter will cost 600 pounds so any money raised with this campaign will be used for getting Phil a way to move around again. Any amount is appreciated, thank you!