Tina Wheelhouse worked at TIMES Resources as our Office Manager and PA to the Managing Director. She played a central role to the company and was appreciated by everyone. She was bubbly, charismatic and had an amazing sense of humour. She is missed dearly by her colleagues at TIMES.
Tina underwent a heart transplant in the hope of being able to go on to live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately on the 3rd of February 2016 she, passed away aged 33 at a hospital in Cambridge.
Tina spent 102 days in Papworth Hospital after undergoing a transplant on October 25 but tragically the new heart didn't work as well as it should of and she was unable to recover to the point of being able to undergo another transplant.
As a girl, she had been diagnosed with the hereditary disease hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which also claimed her mother's life 18 years ago.
Cardiomyopathy is thought to affect 1 in 500 people in the UK alone.
Cardiomyopathy is a general term when the walls of the heart chambers have become stretched, thickened or stiff, affecting the heart's ability to pump blood around the body. Some types of cardiomyopathy are inherited (like Tina's)
The team at TIMES wish to now raise as much money as they possibly can in honor of Tina and to help other people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Please support us for Tina