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Photography Competition Update

As we reach the last stages of the Patient Portraits: A New You Photography Competition, our regional winners are working hard to capture life after valve disease treatment with our volunteer patient models.

Recently, in honour of the work of our photographers, one of our selection panel members, Alex Rotas, Professional Documentary Photographer met with MP Steve McCabe from Birmingham to photograph him going about his busy day as an MP. Steve is a former heart valve disease patient who has has gone on to achieve amazing things following his treatment, “I am living proof that with early diagnosis and proper treatment, these conditions needn’t be debilitating,” said Steve. The mini photographic documentary is a great example of how life doesn’t have to end with a valve disease diagnosis.

“Steve was such a lovely and informative host,” recalled Alex. “My remit was to show that there’s life after heart valve disease, and with Steve’s help I think I managed to demonstrate that. Steve was representative of not only life – but energy, drive, focus and an abundance of joy.”

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