We’re so pleased to announce our Marathon runner for 2020 – Jo Bryan.

Jo is a passionate about fundraising for LHM, read her story here…

“Having had a son, Matthew, in 2009 who sadly passed away at 12 days old with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Little Hearts Matter has always been close to mine and my family’s hearts. Knowing there is a team always available when you need them is so reassuring to all their members.

Matthew was born at St Thomas’ to be treated at the Evelina and running down the embankment being able to see the hospital where he was born across the river will give me the extra push I need to finish

I worked as a radiographer at Guys hospital so not only have I x-rayed many children affected by congenital cardiac conditions but also worked in paediatric cath lab helping to diagnose and treat them too, so seeing Guys tower when running will give me an extra focus as to why I’m doing this (not that I think I’ll need it, as Matthew will be more than enough)”

Jo’s extended family and friends are fantastic supporters of LHM too – her husband Ralph has completed RideLondon four times, alongside the London to Brighton cycle too. Her extended family and friends are all wonderful supporters of LHM too and we’re so grateful for all of their amazing support.

We’re so excited to have Jo on board as part of Team LHM and can’t wait to see all of her wonderful ideas come to fruition!

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    Reaching Milestones in Lockdown | Elijah's Fontan Progress

    An update from LHM parent member Michelle, mum to Elijah who had his Fontan operation 2 years ago...

    "Hard to believe this was 2 years ago, and then a pic of him now! 😍 We couldn’t have got through our journey so far without the amazing support from the NHS and the LHM team. We will always be thankful."

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    The Youth Zone is our dedicated support network for young adults aged 11 to 17 living with a single ventricle heart condition. During lock-down, we have been working hard to keep our youth members supported and connected with each other.

    We just wanted to shine some light on this awesome bunch, as they have come so far and achieved so much during the Covid Crisis. One of our highlights being this video, a 26 minute exercise challenge via Zoom, all in support of LHM for the 2.6 challenge. They smashed the routine and raised over £500 for us! Thank you.

    The group keeps in touch through regular Netflix parties and lots of healthy discussion on the private message forums, as well as having access to 1-1 support provided by LHM whenever they need it.

    None of this would be possible without our youth leader Lexie and our awesome youth mentors, please can we all thank them for the incredible work they have been doing for these brave young people throughout this crisis.

    Visit the youth zone here lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/
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