This December, Heart Valve Voice supporter Del has challenged himself to row the distance of Brighton to London and back to raise awareness of heart valve disease and raise money for Heart Valve Voice. Support him today!!
Heart Valve Voice supporter Del is rowing the distance of Brighton to London and back in support of Heart Valve Voice.
Del took up the challenge after his friend, Phill, was treated for heart valve disease. Having previously raised thousands for health charities, Del is doing it for Heart Valve Voice this December.
His friend, Phill, was treated for heart valve disease in December last year and has done lots of work to raise awareness of the disease, including appearing on national TV and speaking in parliament. He has recently become a Patient Trustee for Heart Valve Voice.
Phill said "In 2019, at the age of 42, I collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital. I was told I had a heart attack, and my life changed from that moment. After 3 days in the hospital and lots of tests, I still didn’t know what was wrong. After more checks, I was told I had a leaking mitral heart valve and atrial fibrillation, where your heart jumps out of rhythm.
I then had to wait over a year for heart surgery, and whilst waiting I collapsed again at home. I then had heart surgery at Brighton hospital where my mitral valve was repaired. My family have been fantastic and has kept me going. I want to help raise more awareness of heart valve disease, as it is a serious but treatable condition.
By supporting Del and his rowing challenge, you will be making a HUGE difference to Heart Valve Voice. Your funds will help reach more people and save lives."