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£1,375
raised of £500 target by 69 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,375 to Croydon Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Funded on Saturday, 3rd June 2023

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    Story

    As many of you know this time last year I was diagnosed with something called severe Aortic Valve Regurgitation. I was told to stop exercising and await an appointment for a Cardiothoracic surgeon to arrange open heart surgery to replace my failing valve......wait what?????!!!!! As you can imagine it was a bit of a shock to not only to me and my family but to my friends too. Unbeknown to me I was born with a bicuspid aortic valve which over time began to fail which resulted in my diagnoses.

    I had my open heart surgery on 3 rd May 2022 and since then I have been trying to get my fitness levels back up to where they were pre diagnoses. I could not have done this without the support of the amazing Croydon Cardiac Rehabilitation team. They gave me the confidence that I needed to push myself to be able to embark on my Valversary Swimathon.

    My plan is to swim at least 1mile (64 lengths of a 25m pool) once a week over the next 3 months doing my last mile on my Valversary - 3rd of May 2023.

    So if you can donate anything to help this amazing cause which help so many people following many different cardiac events to get their confidence back i would greatly appreciate it.

    You never know if I get enough sponsors I might try and swim 1- 2 miles a week and end up swimming the equivalent of the English Channel.....watch this space.

    Thankyou all in advance for your support and encouragement over the next 3 months.

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    • Debbie James1 year ago
      Debbie James

      Debbie James

      1 year ago

      I did it!!! 22 miles in 12 weeks. Thankyou to everyone for your donations and support. I really could not have done it without you all. A massive big Thankyou to the cardiac rehab team for getting me through the last 12 months. ❤️‍🩹 Now to think of my next challenge 😂

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    • Debbie James1 year ago
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      Debbie James

      1 year ago

      That’s mile 21 done. Was a little tired today after having gone out last night but it went well. Last mile on Wednesday and then I will have swam the equivalent of English Channel to France 😂

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    • Debbie James1 year ago
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      Debbie James

      1 year ago

      Another mile done and quicker than Saturday. 2 miles to go. Last mile on 3rd of May on my ‘Valversary’. Thankyou once again for all your support 🏊‍♀️ ❤️‍🩹xx

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    69

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 12, 2023

      Well done and thank you for raising awareness of this condition x

      £20.00

    • Teresa

      Teresa

      May 10, 2023

      Congratulations Debbie on your brilliant swimming challenge…Well done for completing and great cause…x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 9, 2023

      Well done!

    • Maura

      Maura

      May 9, 2023

      100 thousand thanks for all the cardiac rehab help xx

      £10.00

    • Wendy

      Wendy

      May 9, 2023

      Well done x

      £20.00

    • Faith

      Faith

      May 9, 2023

      £20.00

    • Shailesh Kumar

      Shailesh Kumar

      May 4, 2023

      Good luck

      £20.00

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