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The Beachy Head Marathon – Fiona’s Story

10.10.17 Categories: Patient stories, Supporter stories,

Cameron is 15 years old and an amazing athlete which is incredible, as he was born with a heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries and was operated on as a baby.

Not only that, on his way to Guy's Hospital at two days old, the ambulance carrying him was turned over in a serious road traffic accident, and Cameron was found with no heartbeat at all and a depressed skull fracture. His mother Fiona shares his remarkable story.

‘By a miracle, one cannula had stayed within a blood vessel, and so he was saved. The skull fracture however meant he had to wait a fortnight for his life-saving heart operation.

‘All in all, his dad, sister and I spent a month living in hospital accommodation in London. When Cameron was a toddler, we raised nearly three thousand pounds to give back to Evelina London.

‘I am fundraising again, many years later, as recently Cameron was invited to Evelina London for exercise-based tests, as he is a rapidly-growing teenager, and thought to be the fittest paediatric heart patient the hospital had ever seen!

‘Please make a donation towards Evelina London so we can give back and continue to support the wonderful work they do.’

Fiona will be running The Beachy Head Marathon on 28 October 2017, which is one of the toughest off-roaders in the UK. You can support Fiona here.

Find out how you can get involved in supporting Evelina London.

Lead image: Fiona's son Cameron at Evelina London