Zander Symms

Cassie Symms tells us about her son Zander’s battle to live to see his first birthday… ‘I saw in the doctor’s face it was bad. My whole world crumbled’ From: Rotherham Mum & Dad: Cassie and Dan Brother: Avril CHD CV: Partial AVSD “Zander was only nine hours old...

Phoebe Tyler

Hayley Tyler describes the survival battle faced by her brave daughter Phoebe… ‘I wanted my girl to have a chance of life, even if her hopes were slim’ Age: 2 yrs From: Rotherham Mum: Hayley Siblings: Jake (13), Alicia (11) and George (6) CHD CV: Double outlet right...

Ruby Varley

‘We were totally petrified by knew Ruby wouldn’t survive without this operation’ Age: 4 yrs From: Leeds Mum & Dad: Natalie and Alex Brother: Ethan, 4mths CHD CV: Tetralogy of fallots, pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and overriding aorta “We didn’t...

Colin Clewes

Colin Clewes, 35, from Oxenhope, West Yorkshire was diagnosed with congenital heart disease when he was 11 days old. Since then, over the past three decades, he has undergone two open heart surgeries. Colin’s picture was on display as part of the Keeping the Beat...