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George ASHBY

Cycling around the Isle of Wight with my Mum

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]When I was 13 I went back to my mothers Gp surgery after football which I never normally do as Dad normally collects me as Mum is busy at work on a Thursday. Mum had a new stethoscope delivered that day as her old one had gone missing. It is chocolate and gold so as not to disappear again! Many of her patients have probably seen it! She listened to my heart and heard a massive murmur. I was quickly diagnosed with life threatening heart disease. I had coarctation of the aorta and my aorta had narrowed to less than 4 mm.[/p][p]I had urgent life saving heart surgery and stent was inserted.[/p][p]If that day had not happened I would not be alive today![/p][p]12 fit and healthy young people die EACH week in the UK from undiagnosed heart disease.[/p][p]Screening has been shown to reduce this death rate by 80%,[/p][p]I want to raise awareness and this is why I have set up this page for CRY[/p][p]CRY promotes awareness of heart disease in the young and is promoting screening.[/p][p]Please DONATE![/p][p]here is my story on Youtube; The story of my heart disease- George Ashby[/p][p][url=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wIpi1FqFJ7o]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wIpi1FqFJ7o[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p]THANK YOU!!!!![/p][p]George[/p][p]WOW WOW AND WOW![/p][p]THANK YOU EVERYONE!![/p][p]we were aiming for five hundred pounds !![/p][p]50 MPS discussed screening for heart disease in young people two weeks ago ...here’s to reducing unexpected deaths in young people from undiagnosed heart disease !![/p][p]THANK YOU to all of the ISLANDERS who cheered us on!! ...and all who gave donations as well as the media helping our cause![/p][p]best wishes [/p][p]George[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

21 Jun 2019


Aug 16, 2019

Tanya D

Hi George, Congrats on everything you are achieving in life & for sharing yr inspiring story. You greatly impressed me at the last Corp Challenge! I used to work as GP with yr Dad & understand the significance of the wonderful recovery you have made.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 15, 2019

Alex Marx

Well done George!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 28, 2019

Elizabeth long

Well done brave boy


Jul 25, 2019

Julie Schofield

I was very moved by your story and congratulate you on finding a silver lining!Good luck with the fundraising!

£56.00 plus £14.00 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2019

Claire Russell

A very worth cause. Well done x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 20, 2019

The Wain Family

Good luck to you both, a fantastic undertaking for an excellent cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 15, 2019

Brian and Patricia Parker

Well done, Amelia and George!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2019


A great challenge for a great cause, well done.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2019

Dorothy Galpin

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2019

The Wain Family

Well done to you both. Its a fantastic think you are doing George.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid