Ivy’s Story

My name is Ivy and I am 6 years old. I am in year 1. I have a special heart (hypoplastic left heart syndrome) and I have had 3 heart surgeries at Alder Hey. In PE lessons I sometimes get tired and I tell the teacher so that I can have a break. When it is Winter and I am cold at playtimes, I go inside where it is warm with someone to look after me. I play with my friends and I have so much fun. Sometimes I will tell my friends if I don’t like a game or if it is making me tired. I have a brother called Wilf.

I like swimming and I don’t get too tired when I swim but I have to wear a wetsuit to keep me warm. I go to rainbows, street dance and ballet. I can do these things without getting tired and I am just like my friends. My heart doesn’t stop me from doing things.

When I grow up I want to be either a teacher, author or an artist.