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As many of you know my partner of 12 years Robyn and I had our 3rd baby girl in April. When she was 2 weeks old on May the 7th 2017 we arranged to go and see a band that we may book for our wedding. My sister Loren looked after our 3 girls. As we approached the pub the band was playing at in Newport Parnell that's when the event began. She felt hot and pain in her arm we sat in the pub car park waiting for it to pass. It didn't, so I spoke to my step father who's a paramedic and his advice was to go to a and e. He believed it to be a blood clot on the lung.
I raced back to Northampton a and e with Robyn slipping in and out of consciousness in the car.
As we got to a and e we were just about to book her in, then bam, she collapsed - it was the worst thing I had seen. From a night out to this! Me and her mum were removed and she was taken to resus. Approx 40 mins later a doctor came through and told us to prepare for the worst and to call any family down.
Within moments the family room was filled with all our closest relatives. Me and her mother were taken through and she was hooked up to a Lucas CPR machine, cold to the touch. Her mother began shouting to her and we both spoke in her ear and, moments later, thanks to all the staff at and e after more than 1 hour of fighting to get her back her heart started working again.
Then she went off for a scan. No blood clot. We were rushed to Kettering hospital and after 5 hours under the knife by a great doctor she had 6 stents installed.
The cause of all this was SCAD. She was having a huge heart attack in my car at 28 years old which led to this cardiac arrest. If it was not for the efforts of all the staff she would be dead.
There is little known about this horrible heart disease - it mainly affects women including mums after babies are born, women around the menopause, and it also affects men, and can be fatal. For more information see beatscad.org.uk and scad.lcbru.le.ac.uk.
We are raising this money to help with awareness, research and helping those affected. This disease is rare but is devastating when otherwise healthy mums are taken away from their new babies with no warning. The race is exactly 1 year on from Robyn’s event.
Please donate as much as you can and together we can beat SCAD.