FRIENDS and family of a 31-year-old man who has had a double lung transplant have started an online campaign so singer Ed Sheeran will send him a get-well soon card.
Tony Dyer, from Fratton, had the life-saving operation at Harefield hospital, in London, last month.
He had hoped to be out of hospital in time to see talented musician Ed at Wembley, however due to complications Tony is still in hospital.
A picture of him in his hospital bed has been issued with a sign that reads: ‘I had my lung transplant on June 4, if I get 1,000 “likes” will Ed Sheeran send me a get well soon card?’
The picture of Tony has been shared on Facebook and Twitter, in a bid to try and get the singer’s attention.
Tony’s best friend Emma Nye said: ‘After the operation, Tony had a cardiac arrest and needed to be shocked, he was on dialysis, he started having seizures because of a reaction to his medication, and then he had to have another operation to unblock his bowel. I’ve contacted Ed’s manager but haven’t heard anything yet.
‘If we can do this for him it would be amazing. We’re trying to reach out to as many people as we can hoping that Ed will see the tweet and the picture.’
Tony was born with cystic fibrosis – a condition that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with thick sticky mucus.
Go to http://on.fb.me/1fhADoX to ‘like’ the page.