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Caroline Douglas

Caroline's Liverpool 5K Santa Dash

Fundraising for The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Charity

137 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 127 supporters
  • Event: Santa Dash, 01 Dec 2019

The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Charity

We support the work of LHCH to make lives better for our patients

Charity Registration No. 1052813


Thank you for coming to the page!

Earlier this year I had a life saving heart procedure at Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital. To express my sincere thanks and offer my support to this NHS Centre of Excellence, I am going to be running the ‘Liverpool 5k Santa Dash’ in December with my friends and family 

Before the operation simple daily tasks and even walking upstairs became almost impossible. 

I had rheumatic fever as a child which had damaged my heart valves. As the years progressed I developed symptoms which lead to the deterioration of the function of my heart.

Last year I was told that I was going into heart failure and lifesaving heart surgery was essential.  

My cardiologist referred me to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital who specialise in a relatively new minimally invasive procedure. The breastbone is not cut, although the operation takes longer the end result leads to a quicker recovery with almost no scarring. I was fortunate to be offered such pioneering surgery at this North West hospital.

I had the procedure earlier this year and within two and a half weeks I returned to work, was driving, exercising and enjoying a quality of life I hadn’t had for many years. 

I hope to raise as much money as I can to help contribute to the work they do at LHCH. The centre supported the first robotic heart and lung surgery programme in the UK. They have developed a 3D heart project so that patients can better understand their condition. 

To show my sincere gratitude to Mr Modi and his theatre team, staff in Intensive Care and on the ward - every member of staff was kind and conscientious. I’m so grateful to everyone at LHCH for the treatment and care I received, I feel fitter than ever and ten years younger! 

Without this hospital, the outcome could have been very different for me.

Thanks for reading and I hope you may be able to offer your support in some way!


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