NC man who suffered heart attack in Germany looking for help to get home
SALISBURY, N.C. — Friends and family of a North Carolina man who suffered a heart attack while in Germany are working to help bring him home, according to WBTV.
Two of Hal Sutton’s family members created a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his boat ride home. He cannot travel by plane because of his heart condition.
Hal Sutton suffered a heart attack on Sept. 30 while sightseeing in Bamberg, Germany, according to the Salisbury Post.
Sutton had met up with his son, Nathan Sutton, who is in the Army, and was on leave from Kuwait.
Nathan is now on emergency leave from the Army and is staying with his father in a rented apartment.
Hal is on a strict diet and 10 different medications. His doctors told him the pressurized cabin of a plane could be deadly so now he is looking for a way home.
The best option is a pricey ferry that will leave Hamburg on Tuesday.
On the GoFundMe page, Sutton’s family explains his situation in an attempt to help bring him home.
The post read:
Due to his condition, he is not allowed to fly home! The only way for him to return home is to come over by boat. This is a big ordeal. He will have to wait until the 20th, but more than that is the cost!! His son Nathan has been granted Emergency Medical Leave to get his dad home via the boat. The cost of the trip will be anywhere between $2500 – $4000 each, so could be a total of $8000 to bring them both to the states!!!
As if this couldn’t be any worse, his wife Karen is here, stuck in the states! They are away from each during a time when a husband and wife are supposed to be together.
Uncle Hal means so much to all of us! Please help us raise the money it is going to take to bring him home to his family and most of all to his wife!!
It doesn’t matter how big or small, anything you can give to help us get our Hal home would be greatly appreciated!
Hal’s wife, Karen, was granted family medical leave to pick him up in New York City, where the boat is set to arrive on Oct. 29.