The Beachy Head Marathon – Fiona’s Story
10 October 2017
Cameron is a 15-year 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, 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.’