Weʼve raised £170 to raise funds for a cardiac screening event for grassroots girls football teams (age 14 and over)
- Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 28th September 2018
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I was recently diagnosed with a genetic heart condition known as Long QT Syndrome. This is one of the leading causes of sudden death in young people and as there are often no symptoms, it can easily go undiagnosed.
My Mother died from sudden death almost 30 years ago, death certificate states of 'natural causes'. Through the cardiac screening event I attended earlier this year, not only do I have the reassurance that I am on the necessary treatment, but we also have the answer to why my Mum died suddenly.
"Every week in the UK around 12 young people (under the age of 35) die suddenly from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. 80% of these deaths will occur with no prior symptoms. This is why screening is so important" (CRY).
With £5500 I will be able to set up a cardiac screening event, which is staffed by professionals and a cardiologist will be present to review each ECG, and provide a consultation to each person afterwards. I aim to use this for young girls playing football at grassroots level. My daughter is a keen footballer and screening at this level is not mandatory.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Dec 28, 2017
A donation in lieu of christmas cards.For my friends and family. You mean the world to me x
Oct 29, 2017
Great idea Sophie. x
Oct 28, 2017
Oct 9, 2017
Let me know if I can help in any way xx
Oct 6, 2017
Good luck Sophie you’re doing an amazing job of spreading awareness about CRY
Oct 5, 2017
Good luck ..
Oct 5, 2017
Thank you for raising awareness Sophie x
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
My name is Sophie Hirst. I was recently diagnosed with a genetic heart condition. ECG screening potentially saved my life and I would love to give back by arranging a screening event for young girls football teams at grassroots level.