Alexander Lang was born on the 4th January 2016. He had his first open heart surgery when he was just one week old. Spending the first 6 months of his life in between Ocean Ward and PICU at Southampton hospital, he is my true inspiration to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Alexander is now two years old, and has just gone through further surgery. Watching your dear friends look after a poorly child is difficult, and you feel totally useless not being able to do anything to ease their worries and concerns. A simple cough or cold could be fatal, so often the family are isolated to keep Alexander away from harmful germs. I don’t think they have had a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep in two years.
So I want to help, as I’m sure many of you also want to do. Please sponsor me to take on this huge challenge not only to run 13 miles at the grand age of 41 years old, but to raise much needed funds to help with ongoing treatments and research.
I have been very lucky that my husband (James Lapthorn ), niece (Katie Rivers) and close friend (Claire Nunn’s) little boy have all had life saving heart operations and are now very well looked after by the various hospitals they attend. My uncle died when he was a child
as he had a hole in the heart. This could now be repaired with today’s advancement in surgical procedures and early detection at the routine 20 week pregnancy scan. Before the BHF existed, the majority of babies born in the UK with a heart defect did not survive to their first birthday. Today, thanks to research, around eight out of ten survive to adulthood.
Your money helps to fund hundreds of top scientists all over the UK, including the work of BHF Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya, whose team is investigating the genetics behind why some babies are born with heart problems, with the ultimate aim of preventing them altogether.Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
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