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Inspirational Stories

"GUCH Nurses are heroes!"

We have recently been working to fund James, a final year medical student at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, with his placement within the Cardiothoracic Department of University Hospital Southampton, working with GUCH patients.

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Garry's Fitness Feat

Garry was born in 1977 with Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), as well as a hypoplastic pulmonary artery. At the time his parents were told to take him home. It was not until 3 years later that his mum noticed he was starting to struggle…

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Richard's story

Richard Powell recalls his experience of open heart surgery at 12.

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Gem of a Lady

Read about Henna's fantastic family relationships, and the amazing ways that her family has helped her.

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Kate's Ireland Ride

Kate cycled the length of Ireland in June 2016 to raise funds for The Somerville Foundation.

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I'm so lucky!

Patricia Richmond discusses the ups and downs during her life with a congenital heart disease.

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Everything's Beautiful At The Ballet.

Robert's hobbies changed slightly after his regular Thursday circuit training class was cancelled...

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My Wonderful Medical Team

Life is not so easy when there is an illness super glued to you.

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Open Heart Surgery at 23 years old

Helen Doyle writes about her experience of late diagnosis and having open heart heart at 23 years old.

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Late Diagnosis

Hello my name is Amanda and last year I got married... and found out I had congenital heart disease.

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Help & Advice

Information on managing your heart condition, including Physical, Emotional and Mental Health.

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