A Bermudian family has launched a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise $30,000 to help offset medical costs for their 64-year-old loved one, who was airlifted to the US last week due to kidney failure.

Willie Clemons, of Paget was rushed to the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts on June 6.

His family created a GoFundMe page in his name in a bid to help cover his medical costs.

According to Ashayo Clemons, his daughter, Mr Clemons was receiving dialysis treatment daily.

“His spirits are high and that’s all we can hope for at this time,” she said.

Her father’s FutureCare insurance only covers about 60 percent of the medical costs, she added.

The Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association (LCCA) charity gave $18,000 to cover the air ambulance with a $2,000 payment from the family.

That money has to be paid back to the LCCA in instalments.

“The medical bills are climbing so we are seeking financial help from anyone willing to donate,” said Ms Clemons.

“Not covered is hotel accommodations and air care for accompanying persons.”

Family members plan to take turns staying with Mr Clemons if his hospital stay in the US is extended.

Ms Clemons noted that her brother, also named Willie Clemons, arrived in Boston on Wednesday, which lifted their father’s spirits.

As of Friday, the family had raised $4,000 towards their $30,000 goal, as the appeal continues.

  • Top Feature Photo Supplied: Willie Clemons, who was airlifted overseas last week for urgent medical treatment