Sunday 17th April 2011 I will be taking part in my 10th London Marathon in-order to raise transplant and donor awareness.
Please help me and “To Transplant & Beyond” Save Lives
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December 1999 – I joined the organ donor register due to an illness when I was a baby that caused my heart to enlarge to almost the size of a football.
July 2000 – I could hardly walk across the room due to heart failure
29th July 2000 – A young man called Steven Tibbey died due to a car accident and donated his organs to transplantation.
30th July 2000 – I was lucky enough to receive the very generous “Gift of Life” from Steven, he donated his heart to me.
Sept 2000 – I took part in the Harefield Transplant Hospital fund raising jog, just 6 weeks after transplant.
May 2001 – I completed the Henley to Harefield bike ride – 26miles
June 2001 – Eleven months post transplant I completed the London to Brighton bike ride – 58miles
July 2001 – I met my donors family on live TV with Gloria Huniford.
May 2002 – I find myself cycling in the South of England to raise donor awareness for the NHS
April 2002 – My first London Marathon
Then the list just gets bigger and bigger – London Triathlon – Athens Marathon – Snowdonia Marathon – Cycle from George Town to Cape Town (South Africa) – Sydney Marathon – Venice Marathon – Great Wall of China Marathon – Shanghai & Hong Kong Marathon – 35mile Two Oceans Marathon Cape Town – Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon San Francisco just to name a few.
Over the years I have had great support from various people and companies, all helping me to raise transplant and donor awareness.
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