Jon Paul, 38, is too weak to fly and has to collect £ 35,000 for an ambulance
A SCOTTISH man celebrating the end of his cancer treatment is stranded on a remote island after his condition worsens on vacation.
Jon Paul, 38, along with his partner Craig, embarked on the journey of his life to Madagascar to celebrate the end of chemotherapy and the couple's commitment early this year.
After malaise and air transport to the island of Reunion for medical treatment, scans have shown that colorectal cancer has returned to stage 4 of the Scot.
Reunion, east of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean, is more than 6,000 miles from the couple's home in Glasgow
Only about 840,000 people live on the island.
While Jon Paul is not considered medically fit enough to fly home, his insurance company has refused to pay for an air ambulance.
The couple's girlfriend, Karen Bell, set up an JustGiving site for Jon Paul, who has already raised over £ 8,000 in donations.
She said, "Jon Paul is an amazing 38-year-old man who has always been an inspiration to so many people.
"His loyal, strong, funny, modest, determined and caring character is the reason why we love him all and need him at home, where he belongs.
She added, "We really want to bring Jon Paul home to get the best possible treatment.
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"He is one of the people who gives life. Can you please help us to give something back to him? "
Jon Paul's fiance, Craig Park, told The Scottish Sun, "We met on a blind date five years ago.
"Since then, we travel the world and make memories together.
"Last year we received news that Jon Paul had colon cancer and he had to undergo a major surgery to remove the tumor.
"After six long months of Chemo, we wanted to celebrate by going on vacation.
"After a week abroad, we realized that something was wrong and we are in the situation we are in now."
He added, "Jon Paul is such a caring man. He has been working with children and families for ten years.
"We both like to give people and do not ask anyone for anything."
Craig, who works as a support agent, said he has no intention of spreading the news of Jon Paul's condition through social media.
The circumstances, however, forced the Scots to turn to family and friends to collect £ 35,000 for transportation home.
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He wrote in a Facebook post: "Everyone who knows me knows that I rarely ask for anything, but this is one of those times when desperate times require desperate measures.
"We did not have the best year, and when we think we have good news, we get another devastating blow.
"All I ask is that everyone can share that far and wide, and help bring home my better half / best friend where he belongs."
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