An eight-year-old girl has issued a desperate plea for her daddy to come home after he plunged 30ft from a hotel balcony while on holiday.
Dan Boyle has been left in a coma and fighting for his life after the incident in Lanzarote in April.
As the family release heartbreaking new photos of the 31-year-old in hospital, his daughter, Daisy sent a message to his phone telling him: "I really miss you, Daddy. I want you home.”
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It's thought his lungs filled with fluid because of a chest infection which made his heart stop beating and then made him tumble over the third-floor balcony.
He suffered a fractured skull, a fractured breast bone, a torn kidney and broke his ribs in the horror plunge.
Doctors only later discovered the dad-of-two had undiagnosed pneumonia and he was then placed in an induced coma.
Dan has since woken up and although he's largely unresponsive, Daisy recorded a personal message for him that her mum Ashleigh Lomas, 30 found on his phone.
Ashleigh said: “She basically sent him a video message, not knowing I had his phone. She said, ‘Hi Daddy. I hope you’re doing ok in hospital. I really miss you.
'Don’t worry, we’re going to find the funding to get you home with everybody.
“She also told him what she had done at school with swimming that day, and then she said ‘I really miss you, Daddy. I want you home.’
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Ashleigh said her family are still trying to raise £33,650 to fly him back to the UK on a medevac aeroplane and described the past few months as a “living nightmare”.
She also shared pictures of their kids Daniel, three, and Daisy with matching stencil arm drawings bearing the words “daddy”, as they try to raise awareness of his cause.
Ashleigh added: “It’s been an absolute nightmare, a living nightmare. I would never wish something like this to happen to anybody, let alone ourselves.
“At the moment he’s been out of sedation for a full week. He’s classed as being in a vegetative state but obviously, he's got time to come out of it.
“His eyes are open. His mouth is moving. He’s moving his arms and his legs, but he’s just not following commands when asked to do things.
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“It’s just literally a waiting game. But there are no other things wrong at the moment. Everything is fine with him.
"We just need to get him home and around his family so he can hear familiar voices.”
The couple, who have been together for 12 years, arrived at the sunshine island, off the coast of West Africa, on April 23.
But the accident happened the day after they had started their holiday, with Ashleigh saying the couple were "laughing and joking" just half an hour before.
She said: "He was perfectly fine. We were in the pool together half an hour before, laughing and joking.
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"He had a little cough but we didn't think it was anything."
Doctors have told Ashleigh they think Dan will have "really bad" damage to his brain, but they know the full extent until he is fully awake.
He will also need to take the specialist flight back to his home in Stockport, Greater Manchester, which is sadly not covered by their insurance.
The family's fundraising page has so far raked in over £17,000. To make a donation, click here.
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