A family from Bray are asking the Irish public for their help in bringing their brain damaged son, 32 year-old Ciaran, home to Ireland.
Ciaran had been living in Vancouver, but last week his family received the dreadful news that he suffered a cardiac arrest on St. Patrick's Day, and as a result of this his brain was deprived of oxygen.
His family immediately flew to Canada to be by his side, but Ciaran is now critically ill with severe brain damage, and is on life-support.
His stay in the ICU of the hospital is €10,000 per night, and his family are now struggling to pay these increasing costs and will not be able to stay in Canada for much longer.
They are hoping to raise €100,000, which will be used solely to cover the costs of a medical aircraft to bring Ciaran back home so that he can receive care in Ireland.
"As you can imagine the stress and worry of what is actually happening is unbearable for us and feels so terribly cruel", his family said.
"Currently we have no status in Canada and we will be left with no other option but to return to Ireland. Both the Irish and Canadian governments cannot assist us financially in anyway.
"Therefore, we are left with no other option but to appeal to the kindness and generosity of the public to help us bring Ciaran home."
They've currently raised over €24,000 on their Go Fund Me page, and you can help by donating here.