Last week we all witnessed the horrible fire which broke out at Mgarr Harbour, with four boats permanently destroyed, and two victims which were taken to Gozo General Hospital.
One of these victims is Karl Pace, whose boat caught fire while he was asleep inside. Luckily he woke up but needed to run through the fire to get out of his boat. Karl suffered severe burns, with 60% of his body being burned. Thankfully none of his vital organs were damaged and his face did not suffer any burning either. The doctors estimate that he will need at least 3 months to recover. He will spend the whole next month in hospital and it will be some time before he can walk again.
A Go Fund Me Page has been set up to support Karl during his time of recovery and ensure his rent and other living costs get paid without worries and struggles – and more than €8,000 have been donated so far!
Hi Everyone,Thank you all for your concerns and love being sent Karl’s way, he is definitely feeling and appreciating…
In the page description, the organisers say that Karl has not asked for this, neither does he know about it.
“We simply want to help in some way that we can and maybe others who feel that they can will want to help too. We know many people are going through difficult times themselves at the moment and are financially struggling, which of course we respect and understand. If this is you, your thoughts and prayers for Karl’s recovery, along with any well wishes you wish to send him, either written or non-spoken are equally as valued.”
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