By creator to www.dailyecho.co.uk
A HEART transplant affected person has raised 1000’s for charity after strolling from Winchester to Southampton.
Twyford resident, 50-year-old Robbie Burns walked a complete of 13 miles between the 2 cities, the equal to a half marathon in support of Wessex Heartbeat.
In 1970, he was born with a start defect known as Transposition of the Nice Arteries and Ventricular Septal, which meant that the 2 principal arteries carrying blood from his coronary heart, have been switched in place.
He underwent two open coronary heart operations as a toddler however later graduated from the College of Southampton, becoming a member of the NHS as a graduate monetary administration trainee.
Nevertheless, in 1997 Robbie’s coronary heart points began to boost issues and after having numerous outpatient appointments, diagnostic exams, procedures and stays at College Hospital Southampton, he was recognized with finish stage coronary heart failure.
After a difficult 12 months, with steady IV drug remedy, Robbie was added to the pressing transplant checklist, later receiving the operation in June final 12 months.
Now although, after struggling along with his situation all through his life, he’s giving one thing to the individuals who supported him after elevating £8,000 via his sponsored stroll.
After setting himself the problem in 2020, Robbie selected Heartbeat Home, Wessex Heartbeat’s “house from house” for households of sufferers on the hospital, because the end line.
He stated: “It’s because of the assist I’ve had from the cardiac division in Southampton and Wessex Heartbeat, that I’ve been capable of full this particular fundraising stroll with my spouse and fellow supporters.
Robbie was joined by his spouse, Tamsin, cardiologists Katrijn Jansen, Peter Cowburn and Aisling Carroll and one other 90 walkers for the problem.
He added: “To have the ability to full it with my spouse, a number of the consultants who’ve handled me, buddies and former colleagues was simply the icing on the cake.”
Robbie’s fundraising web page will be discovered here.
— to www.dailyecho.co.uk