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.

two smiling women and two smiling man in the hospital setting posing, one of the man is wearing sportswear
Fiona's son Cameron at Evelina London

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.’

You can make a difference today