Patrick Dixon // South West

Having the opportunity to photograph Brenda for the second phase of the Heart Valve Voice "A New You" competition was such an honour. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this whole challenge. It was an eye-opening experience to see the drive, determination, energy and above all else FUN in this amazing 84 years YOUNG recovering TAVI patient! Brenda is truly an inspiration to all current and future Heart Valve Surgery patients and indeed to us all. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm could be seen first hand to have a massive positive influence on all those she came into contact with during our time spent together. It has been a true privilege to take part in this competition and I have made a friend for life. Thank you Brenda.

Competition timings

Submission Deadline: 02 April 2018

Regional selection: May 2018

Regional finalists photography documentary creation: May 2018 to August 2018

National final and exhibit at House of Parliament: Autumn 2018

National finalists tour: Autumn 2018