My wonderful nephew was born with congenital heart disease and had major heart surgery at just days old. He was whisked away from his mum after just a couple of days of being born and was rushed by 4x4 ambulance in the snow to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester where a talented team of doctors and nurses saved his wonderful life. Both these situations make you realise how vulnerable we are, while at the same time you see the hell they go through and lifesaving decisions friends and loved ones have to make. I also know of two other children through friends that have had to go through this. One is now nearly ten and is such a kind and caring young man. The other is now a few months old and doing very well!
When I was born in the 70’s only one in five children would have survived. Through advancing research currently four out of five children survive this condition! It would be great if we could get this to 100%! With this in mind, I am now going to be raising money for the British Heart Foundation with the money specifically going to the research for Congenital Heart Disease.
There are lots of worthy charities out there but we all have a heart and the valuable research carried not only will save children's lives but will also help to save adult lives.
Thank you for any support you are able to give.