Hove Student Coming Home

A student from Hove, who's been in a coma in a Bangkok hospital with a life-threatening lung disease, should be well enough to fly back on Tuesday.

When he arrives home, 21-year-old Gus Golding will be transferred to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Gus, a student at City College, fell ill during a dream holiday in Thailand organised by girlfriend, Natalie Evans, as a 21st birthday present. He has spent the last few weeks in a coma in a private hospital in Bangkok where doctors diagnosed him as suffering from a rare lung disease, Churg Strauss Vasculitis (CSV).

The treatment and flight is expected to cost in excess of £50,000 but Gus's insurers say they will not pay-up because he did not tell them he suffered from asthma, which makes him more susceptible to CSV.

He is now out of the coma and girlfriend, Natalie, says Gus is improving slowly. She told Heart: "He is now eating and sitting up. He has lost a lot of muscle and weight and is very weak but is gaining it back slowly.

"The doctors have confirmed he does have Churg Strauss Vasculitis. We have so far raised about a third of what will need to be paid for the medical expenses, the support has been amazing and we are so grateful.

"We are continuing with fundraising, about 20 of us family and friends did a ten-mile walk last week, and gigs and events are being planned  for the next coming weeks."

If you want to help Gus go to the info page here on heart.co.uk


And if you want to help Gus go to the Info page on heart dot co dot uk