A fundraiser to support a Preston doctor who risks losing his family home after suffering a maor stroke has reached £60,000.Advertisement
Dr Hossain was taken to hospital in a critical condition on 10th August after suffering a stroke while out jogging.
The doctor worked on the wards at Chorley Hospital throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but as he is an agency doctor, he is not entitled to sick pay. He is greatly admired by his colleagues.
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Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe page to raise £150,000 for the family so that they don’t lose their home.
The fundraiser made £20,000 in the first 24 hours and is now (at the time of writing) at over £60,000.
Dr Hossain’s wife Abida says that the house feels empty and the family are lost without him.
She said: “He is very academic kind of person, he loves his job and he loves helping people.
“During the coronavirus pandemic, he has been working in the wards at Chorley Hospital and he was there until his last day.”
The father of three is the sole-earner for the family, and his recent hospital admission has left the family without an income.
“He is perfect in every way, he is very good in his job and very good with the kids,” she added.
“Whoever has met him has something nice to say, they remember him.
“He is very helpful, very social, very friendly kind of person so I am feeling lost.
“He is the heart of the family, he is everything, it is really devastating, my kids are really missing him.”
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Abida has been touched by the donations made to help her family and can’t believe how many people have donated to the page.
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She said, “People are so kind hearted, I was lost with what I would do and the came together to help me.
“They are like family and they are thinking about us and how they can help me so I am very grateful to them.”
All funds from the GoFundMe page will be given to Abida as Dr Hossain’s condition leaves him unable to accept the donations.
You can donate to the GoFundMe page here.
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