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Journey of the Heart Cycle Challenges

2 team members

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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Team story

[p]In January 2018, Pete became seriously ill with a condition called 'Infective Endocarditis'. He had an aggressive bacteria in his blood which found its way into his heart and damaged one of his heart valves. [/p][p]Infective Endocarditis can be fatal. [/p][p]However, due to the incredible teams at both Frimley Park and St Georges hospital, Pete survived. [/p][p]Spending over three months in hospital, Pete received extensive and exceptional treatment at both of these hospitals, including: [/p][p]4 ambulance rides; countless hours of antibiotic care delivered by nurses, doctors and microbiologists; 3 PICC lines inserted by the venous access team; 5 hip X-rays, 4 chest X-rays, 2 CT scans, 1 CT head angiogram, 1 heart angiogram, 5 ultrasounds, 6 MRI scans, and too many echocardiograms to count, all performed by the radiology, cardiology, and neurology teams; a heart drain inserted by the cardiac team; a hip aspiration performed by the orthopaedic team; a keyhole hip wash-out performed by the orthopaedic team; open-heart surgery performed by the cardiac surgery team; washes, showers and toilet trips assisted by nurses and health care assistants; the amazing physios who managed to help him get himself out of bed, despite only having one working limb; meals, cups of tea and biscuits delivered by the catering teams; taxi rides all over the hospital performed by the amazing team of tour guide porters; visits carried out by chaplaincy teams; and all the times a member of staff just noticed that he was feeling down and sat and held his hand.[/p][p]Our NHS is an incredible thing and should [b][i]NEVER[/i][/b] be taken for granted. The people who work (serve) in our hospitals are real-life [b]SUPERHEROES[/b].[/p][p]Both St Georges and Frimley Park have charities to help fund the amazing, life-saving work they carry out every day.[/p][p]We owe them [b][i]BIG TIME[/i][/b] for Pete's life and we intend to do as much as we can to give back a small percentage of what they have given us (heart surgery alone costs around £20,000!!)[/p][p]We got engaged whilst in Frimley Park hospital and had many date nights at St Georges. In March this year, we got married and life is looking mostly normal now. Pete's health continues to improve and we have even enjoyed getting out on our bikes together.[/p][p]Which brings us to our fundraising challenges.[/p][p]On the 4th August, Mim will be taking part in the Ride London 100 event. A 100-mile cycle in and around London. On the 6th September, Pete, joined by his friends Brownie and Tim, will be cycling from Bristol to Reading along the Kennet and Avon Canal path (about 100 miles).[/p][p]We know that there are a lot of incredible charities out there, but would appreciate any amount you would be able to give to these two amazing hospital charities.[/p][p]Please feel free to share our fundraising story with anyone you know. Especially rich people.[/p][p]We have set a very big target but are more than happy to smash through it. All money raised will be shared equally between the two charities.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p]
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Sep 20, 2019

Juliet

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2019

Anonymous

Well done all of you. Love Joan and John x

£20.00

Sep 12, 2019

Aidan

Well done Andy & Co

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2019

Peter Jeffery

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

Anonymous

Well done! Incredible journey you've been through, all the best!

£15.00

Sep 9, 2019

Anonymous

Well done team great effort!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

Darren

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

Anonymous

Well done Pete and team. Liam and nat

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2019

Anonymous

£100.00

Miriam Hope

Miriam Hope

Pete Hewlett

Pete Hewlett