Daring to Dream

Celebrating Amy Penn - a very special, lively, courageous and inspirational young patient

Amy, at not quite 22 years old, when she passed away in June 2021. Born with congenital heart disease meant she had loads of treatment. This inspired her to want raise funds to support the emotional wellbeing of young cardiac patients in UHW, Cardiff
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Amy was not quite 22 years old, when she tragically passed away in June 2021. Born with congenital heart disease, this meant she dealt with loads of treatment in her life.

2019, in particular, was really tough for her with over 100 nights in hospital, 5 major operations and two stays in Intensive Care. 2020 brought shielding and even more overnight stays and surgical interventions. 2021 saw treatments and hospital stays continue.

Amy totally understood how isolating these long hospital stays are, even more so for young people, no matter how kind the staff and how supportive her family.

Her own experiences inspired her to want to plan and host "Amy's Daring to Dream Ball & Auction", specifically to raise funds to support the emotional health and well-being of young cardiac patients in University Hospital of Wales.

We are delighted to say that Amys family are determined to celebrate her life and honour her commitment to fundraising and the Ball will indeed go ahead on September 10th 2022.

For many chronically ill people, long inpatient stays in hospital are just another thing we have to put up with to survive. So, making those stays as comfortable, comforting, and normal as possible is particularly important. This is even more important for young people, helping to support their emotional health and wellbeing, said Amy.

We are delighted to say we have sold out for Amy's ball - however we know many people wish to also donate to her legacy that is supporting young cardiac patients in UHW. All donations via this campaign, we pledge to add into that fundraiser.

Please, please support - make a donation, hold your own fundraiser - and together we really do celebrate Amy and make her wishes happen.

A huge, huge thankyou to everyone for their support.

About the charity

Daring to Dream

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Daring to Dream supports the emotional health and wellbeing of adult patients in Wales. The charity provides wellbeing support such as creating safe, non-clinical havens for patients and families in hospitals. It also champions wellbeing support for those patients living at home via Lleswyl.

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