Heart warrior Rachael Adamcyk is mum to Henry, who also has congenital heart disease. Rachael is supporting Wear Red Day and told us…

The family were reunited recently outside the hospital after surgery

I am a mummy to a heart warrior and I am a heart warrior myself. My son and I have congenital heart disease and almost identical defects.

 

I’ve been aware of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund from a young age and can remember visiting the little shop at Killingbeck.

 

I had open heart surgery at age 5 and my son had his 4 months ago aged 3.

 

When my son was diagnosed at 6 months old we were keen to get involved with fundraising again as we already knew how much they do to help families like ours.

I think this year is our 3rd year of wearing red.

 

I’m organising a virtual collective “wear red” with as many of Henry’s friends as possible and his nursery are holding a Wear Red Day.

 

I’m also attempting to dye my hair red, which hopefully won’t turn out to be a disaster!

 

I hope that we can raise some money whilst having some fun!

A huge thank you to Rachael and Henry’s nursery and friends for their huge generosity in supporting Wear Red Day! #BecauseofYou 💚💜💙

Feeling inspired? Sign up at chsf.org.uk/wear-red-day. The CHSF Team are on hand to help with anything you need for your Wear Red Day fundraising!
You can get in touch with us at info@chsf.org.uk or call 0113 831 4810