West Coast premiership player Daniel Chick has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to treat injuries he suffered while playing AFL football.
Chick, who played 252 games (149 for Hawthorn and 103 for West Coast), says that the Eagles have stopped providing him with the help they promised and that he must raise $20,000 to buy a mild hyperbaric chamber or he may not live much longer.
The 40-year-old included images on the page, such as x-rays and photos from his playing days after suffering injuries.
“Chicky needs a mild hyperbaric chamber asap or he wont live very long or have the Cognitive power to live normal life or get re employed,” Chick wrote.
“I needed help years ago sadly but I been stalled help from WCE and been fighting for years just to get my medical records which is madness!!
“Yeah that’s right I attended everything else, even the big AFL investigation after I was delisted and the B&F. This is why I’m begging for help as this type of corruption is not cool when your [sic] the target to destroy.
“They don’t care, they been trying [sic] to bury Chicky for years just because I asked for my medical records and told the truth!”
Thus far, just over $3,000 has been raised.
The page has been shared on Facebook 483 times.
It is not the first time Chick at lashed out at his former employer. Midway through this year, Chick slammed the club, as well several ex-teammates and CEO Trevor Nisbett in a scathing social media post, stating that the majority of the players at the club at the time were using illicit drugs.
You can view the GoFundMe campaign page here: https://www.gofundme.com/hyperbaric-chamber-therapy-tbi