Joseph Barry

Joseph Barry

Joseph Barry's fundraising page


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £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]




Sep 15, 2017



plus £26.25 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017

Louise Payne and family

Well done. Absolutely brilliant achievement and cause.


Sep 10, 2017


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


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2017

Denise Jackson

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


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2017


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!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 1, 2017


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


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 3, 2017

Dan Simmonite

Good luck Joe!


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2017

Julie Blake

Good luck Joe Love Julie and Andy


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


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2017

Amanda Barrie

Good luck Joseph, go for it.x


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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