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Inspirational Stories

How Times have Changed

Toby tells us about the differences between his care when he was younger, and the care he received just a few years ago

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Life is...

Tom tells us of his journey through life, and how he and his family have managed his congenital heart condition.

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Making Plans for Nigel

Sarah tells us about how her Miniature Schnauzer, Nigel has changed her life.

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"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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Help & Advice

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

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