A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist his family.
A-two-year old toddler is in a fight for his life after he suffered a seizure in an apartment while on holiday with his parents in the Canary Islands, reports Belfast Live.
Jaiden Potter, from Lisburn, Co. Down, was airlifted to hospital by an emergency helicopter after his father Derek performed CPR until emergency services arrived.
Jaiden was not breathing when emergency services arrived and he remains in a critical condition in ICU.
In an effort to assist from home, Jaiden’s uncle Michael Potter has set up a GoFundMe to support the family’s costs as they tend to their son in hospital.
He told Belfast Live that he feels ‘helpless’ knowing his family are so far away from home.
The Belfast man said: “My brother Derek and his wife and Jaiden lived in England for a while and when they were there Jaiden did take fits before.
“When they came home to Northern Ireland he fitted once more but the hospital were unable to do anything because he is still so young.
“Everything has been going well the last few months but today he started fitting while on holidays and he wasn’t breathing.
“An air ambulance then arrived and took him to the nearest hospital after working on him for 40 minutes.
“By the time he got to the hospital he was in a critical condition so was placed in ICU and he’s still there now. It’s heartbreaking.”
Help with costs.
Micheal hopes the Go Fund Me page will assist the young family with the travel costs back and forth to the hospital.
He said: “I feel completely helpless. I am so far away from them and can’t do anything to help.
“Jaiden’s mummy and daddy are 45 minutes away from the hospital and its 120 euros to get there from their resort.
“They are having to get taxis back and fourth to the hospital so I just want to help them out.”
At the time of writing the page had raised over €1,500. If you wish to donate, you can do so here.