Thanks for visiting my page. I'm raising money for the British Heart Foundation and I'd be so grateful for your support.
In May, I was diagnosed with a hereditary condition being a bicuspid aortic valve and the valve was leaking so severely my heart was double the size and I had to have open heart surgery in August which saved my life. This came as a huge shock and I couldn’t be more grateful to NHS and the work British Heart Foundation are doing.
In January, less than 5 months after the operation, I will be rowing in a team of 6 from Antarctica to South Georgia. This will be one of the most dangerous and physically demanding rows ever undertaken.
This route has never been crossed by human power alone and is a world first expedition across Scotia sea. We will be rowing in below minus conditions in 90 minute shifts for 24 hours a day until we reach South Georgia which will take around 3 weeks of constant rowing.
The recovery from open heart surgery takes a year to fully recover so this row is pushing the boundaries to what is possible and hope this story can inspire others who get the same diagnosis that nothing is impossible
1-2% of the population have bicuspid aortic valves and only a fraction know they have this condition until its too late.
Please donate generously to this amazing charity.
ABOUT THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives. It's only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target. Thank you!