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Fundraiser launched towards Rochdale man's unexpected death

Date published: 06 November 2018


A fundraiser has been launched towards covering the costs of a Rochdale man’s unexpected death.

Jason Scanlon died on 25 October after suffering an aneurysm, leaving behind his wife, Leanne, children and grandchildren.

Jason, a former pupil at Balderstone Technology School, had been complaining of headaches for a number of weeks, which were mistaken for migraines.

On 13 October, he was diagnosed with a trapped nerve and given a card for physiotherapy. However, that same night, Jason collapsed at home in front of his wife and 14-year-old daughter. He was taken to Fairfield Hospital and placed into an induced coma before being rushed to Salford Royal Hospital.

Scans later revealed Jason had suffered a bleed to the brain the week before, followed by an aneurysm.

He was cared for by Salford Royal for two weeks, improving slightly, with hopes of an operation.

Unfortunately, his chances of surviving the surgery were slim, with a 40% chance, and Jason stopped responding to tests before the operation could take place.

A further scan sadly revealed Jason had no further brain activity after another significant bleed to the brain, leaving him with just 24 hours to live.

On 25 October, Jason was pronounced dead, surrounded by his loved ones.

Laura Mitchell, who started the fundraiser, said: “This was a long agonizing wait for the family watching someone so close to them slowly passing. We cannot fault Salford Royal they did everything possible for Jason.

“Jason was the sort of person who would do anything for anyone and want nothing in return but his family are struggling to raise funds for his funeral as his death was unexpected. If you can donate, every little bit counts. His loved ones are broken; if we can take some of the worry away for the funeral expenses, then this would be appreciated.”

Jason's funeral will be held on Thursday 8 November at Rochdale Crematorium, followed by a wake at Empire, Rochdale.

To donate towards Jason's funeral expenses, visit:

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