Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Aaron Lindsay raised £1,410 from 77 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 07/11/2018

0

%

£1,410raised of £500 target by 77 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,410 to The Cardiac Unit in the South West Acute Hospital

    Enniskillen, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 7th November 2018

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    On 28th October I will be running the Dublin marathon with Eddie Duffy. We decided to raise money for a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AF). We have chosen AF as my brother was diagnosed 2 years ago at the age of 31. I can only describe this as a frightening condition because at his young age he is now taking blood thinning medication due to the increased risk of stroke.
    I have included some information below on Atrial Fibrillation. All donations will be passed to The Cardiac Unit in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

    AF – Atrial Fibrillation
    Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. A normal heart rate should be regular and between 60 and 100 beats a minute when you're resting. In AF, the heart rate is irregular and can sometimes be very fast. In some cases, it can be considerably higher than 100 beats a minute. (I have seen my brothers reach 192 at one point!!) Atrial fibrillation occurs when abnormal electrical impulses suddenly start firing in the atria. These impulses override the heart's natural pacemaker, which can no longer control the rhythm of the heart. This causes you to have a highly irregular pulse rate and causes symptoms such as palpitations, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and shortness of breath.

    My brother has already had electrical physiology studies aimed at burning abnormal circuits of the heart and destroying areas of the heart that trigger these arrhythmias which unfortunately was unsuccessful. He takes medications to slow down his heart rate and control the rhythm of his heart. As a father of two young children his life has been affected since his diagnosis he has made lifestyle modifications and he carries an alivecor device that allows him to monitor ecg tracings which he can send to his consultant which in turn allows them to manage his heart health. He is due to see a specialist again shortly and will most likely need another procedure.

    Updates

    1

    • Aaron Lindsay5 months ago
      Aaron Lindsay

      Aaron Lindsay

      5 months ago

      Massive thanks to everyone who has donated to this worthy cause! The online voting has now ended and I should have a final donation amount added in the next few days once the page have deducted any fees etc. Much appreciated :)

      Share this update to help us raise more

    6 months ago

    Aaron Lindsay started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 11/8/2018 10.59

    Supporters

    77

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2018

      Well done guys, and for an amazing cause. Debs & Benny x

    • Ian Donaldson

      Ian Donaldson

      Nov 1, 2018

      Well done guys and great cause.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 31, 2018

      well done Eddie Raymond & Fiona Corrigan

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 31, 2018

      well done Eddie from Nanny Corrigan x

      £20.00

    • Jessica Wood

      Jessica Wood

      Oct 28, 2018

      Fantastic stuff guys! Well done! :)

      £10.00

    • Glenn lindsay

      Glenn lindsay

      Oct 28, 2018

      Best of luck smokie and Eddie great cause

      £10.00

    • Mandy Hyne

      Mandy Hyne

      Oct 28, 2018

      Glad you are running for a good cause.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Aaron Lindsay

    Aaron Lindsay

    Enniskillen, UK

    This will be my first ever marathon run. No better incentive to complete the run for, raising money for a very worthy charity!

    Report this Page