Danny #ScarSelfie

Danny #ScarSelfie

Danny Hirst, 20, was born with a hole in his heart and had it repaired by open heart surgery in Leeds when he was 11. A year later, he had further open heart surgery to replace his aortic heart valve. Danny told us how he feels about his scar, and how life is treating...
Oliver: “My heart story”

Oliver: “My heart story”

Meet Oliver from Hull who was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of fallot. Thanks to the life-saving work of the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, Oliver is thriving and has been able to pursue art as a hobby and, more recently, a career in finance! Now 22,...
Isabel: World Autism Day 2024

Isabel: World Autism Day 2024

Heart warrior Isabel is 10 and lives in Creswell. She had open heart surgery at Leeds when she was 3 months old. Isabel featured on our blog for ‘Warrior Wednesday’ back in 2021 and the piece details more of Isabel’s early years and medical treatment. Read...
Olivia-Grace : World Down Syndrome Day

Olivia-Grace : World Down Syndrome Day

Did you know that 50% of babies born with Down Syndrome are also born with a congenital heart defect? Olivia-Grace had her first open heart surgery in 2021 aged six months old. Her mum Sharon told us all about the medical journey of heart hero daughter in this special...