Joseph Barry

Joseph Barry

Joseph Barry's fundraising page

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thanks for visiting my page. [/p][p]For some strange reason I've decided to run the GNR (with my cardiologists approval)[/p][p]I am running it in aid of Tiny Tickers, a charity which aims to increase the early detection of cardiac condition in newborns. At the minute 1/3 newborns born with a heart condition are sent home with no one realising they have potentially a life threatening condition. [/p][p]I just want to say thank you to everyone who makes a donation, I can assure you it will save lives. For example, it only costs £75 to train a sonographer and only £650 to buy a pulse oximetry machine which is simple but effective in detecting if something isn't right. Below is my story explaining why I have decided to run for this charity. [/p][p]In 1996 I was born with everyone thinking that I was just a normal baby. However, doctors knew straight away that I wasn't turning a normal colour, I was blue instead and it turned out that I have a heart defect called Trainsposition of the Great Arteries (TGA). I was immediately rushed for emergency surgery, luckily a cardiologist was in the hospital who was able to perform the surgery which saved my life. 17 days later I had my first open heart surgery to correct the condition. [/p][p]Soon after it then became apparent that I also have Pulmonary Stenosis and in 2000 I had my second open heart surgery to fit a pericardial patch to widen the narrowing in my pulmonary artery. Everything seemed fine at first, but pretty soon after, things seemed to go downhill again and then in 2005 I had my third open heart surgery to fit a second pericardial patch to widen the artery again. [/p][p]Then came my longest length of time without having any surgery, but I think my body was having withdrawal symptoms from hospital because in 2010 I started collapsing which resulted in a number of tests and 4 months in hospital. After about a year, the doctors found out what was causing me to collapse and I had a pacemaker fitted in 2011. Since then I haven't collapsed. [/p][p]But clearly that wasnt enough, and again my heart started going downhill and I was told that I needed my fourth open heart surgery to replace my pulmonary valve with another human valve. I had the operation in the December of 2013.[/p][p]Since then, my heart is doing okay which is why I have decided I might as well do the GNR now. Also to prove to everyone that just because I have a heart condition, it doesnt stop me from running![/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

Event

Charity

Supporters


Sep 15, 2017

Anonymous

£105.00

plus £26.25 Gift Aid


Sep 11, 2017

Louise Payne and family

Well done. Absolutely brilliant achievement and cause.

£20.00


Sep 10, 2017

Anonymous

So proud of you Joe you have come so far and been through so much. You are an inspiration to so many. Love joanne hayward(Mills) x

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 9, 2017

Denise Jackson

Good Luck Joseph. You are truly an inspiration. All the best for tomorrow.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 9, 2017

Callum

If you don't win I want my money back. Haha smash it mate, so cool you're doing this, would come and cheer you on but I'm not in the country I'm afraid. Good luck dude!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Aug 1, 2017

Babs

Run Joe, RUN! Best of luck and don't forget to enjoy it! X

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 3, 2017

Dan Simmonite

Good luck Joe!

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Apr 27, 2017

Julie Blake

Good luck Joe Love Julie and Andy

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2017

Barrie specialbrew

Good luck mate everything you have put your mind to you have achieved it's a privilege to say I know you

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2017

Amanda Barrie

Good luck Joseph, go for it.x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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