Scottish cancer patient left stranded in Madagascar
Jon Paul McAllister was on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to celebrate his recent engagement.
A seriously ill Scottish man stranded in Madagascar was on a "holiday of a lifetime" to celebrate his engagement.
Jon Paul McAllister, from Rutherglen, was given the "all-clear" from bowel cancer earlier this year.
After completing treatment, the 38-year-old embarked on a "holiday of a lifetime" to celebrate his recent engagement to fiancé, Craig Park.
However shortly after arriving on holiday, the social worker became extremely unwell.
He was transferred by air ambulance to Reunion Island where scans showed his cancer had returned. The couple were told that Jon was not medically fit enough to fly home in a commercial airline.
His friends are now trying to raise £30,000 to cover the costs of his treatment and an air ambulance back to Scotland, which they say Mr McAllister's insurance company will not pay out for.
Close friend Mary Dillon told STV News: "Jon has endured an awful year this year with his cancer treatment.
"He's got loads of friends who are very, very fond of him. We absolutely love him.
"We just want to get him home and back in the care of his own country."
A Justgiving page set up has already amassed over £10,000 in donations.