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[p]On the 27th April Jazz and I will be walking 26.2 miles for the Childrens Heart Fund at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The Evelina Hospital is the UK’s leading hospital for paediatric heart services and supports families and their children who are diagnosed with congenital heart defects that require life saving treatment. [/p][p]I was lucky enough that my friend Jazz decided to take on this challenge with me as the charity is very special to both myself and my family. Aged 11, I was diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia a heart defect present since birth which went undetected for many years. Since then I have been in and out of hospital struggling to even go a day without my heart going into tachycardia, beating over 256 bpm with no known cause or trigger. With very little choice I was put on medication that led to numerous side effects however I still experienced SVT and was advised my best option would be surgery which would hopefully allow me to gain back some quality of life. Having struggled to do what most take for granted such as walking stairs, bending down, sneezing and even laughing without causing my heart to get stuck in an abnormally fast rhythm day to day life was pretty challenging.[/p][p]In April 2017 under the care of Professor Rosenthal at Evelina Hospital I underwent my first heart surgery lasting 4 1/2 hours, this is when they discovered I had a specific form of SVT called Atypical Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia. Having initially thought the surgery was a success and that I was cured of my condition I was devastated when just three weeks later my SVT had returned. I was then put back on medication just so I could make it through my GCSE year before facing my second 4 1/2 hour operation in November 2018. Since then I have struggled with ectopic beats as my heart heals however I am lucky enough to say my SVT has not returned. The second surgery, 6 years on from my diagnosis has proven a success and now I wish to give back to the amazing hospital that has given me my life back. [/p][p]Please help to support us in raising funds for this incredible cause, changing the lives of young people with heart conditions. [/p]