A toddler is fighting for his life after collapsing while on holiday with his family in the Canary Islands.

Jaiden Potter, 2, who was away with his dad Derek and mum Courtney in Gran Canaria, fell to the ground and stopped breathing in his hotel room.

His dad desperately carried out CPR while waiting for an ambulance.

The youngster, from Lisburn in County Down, Ireland, was airlifted to hospital after beginning to bleed from his nose and mouth, Belfast Live reported.



Jaiden fell to the ground and stopped breathing in his family’s hotel room

Michael Potter, Jaiden’s uncle, said: “By the time he got to the hospital he was in a critical condition so was placed in ICU and he’s still there now. It’s heartbreaking.

“My brother Derek and his wife and Jaiden lived in England for a while and when they were there Jaiden did have fits before.

“When they came home to Northern Ireland he fitted once more but the hospital were unable to do anything because he is still so young.



Jaiden, 2, is in intensive care

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“Everything has been going well the last few months but today he started fitting while on holidays and he wasn’t breathing.”

“I feel completely helpless. I am so far away from them and can’t do anything to help.”

Mr Potter, who is a taxi driver,  has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise cash to help the family with the travel costs back and forth to the hospital.

“Jaiden’s mummy and daddy are 45 minutes away from the hospital and its 120 euros to get there from their resort.

“They are having to get taxis back and fourth to the hospital so I just want to help them out.

“They have brought a certain amount of money with them for their holiday, so these added extra costs are difficult for them.

“Derek’s wife is pregnant with their third child so obviously she is under a lot of stress.

“I just want to help them out with the costs as much as possible because I am not able to be physically there, I want to help from home.”