By writer to www.northamptonchron.co.uk
A younger lady from Northampton is taking up an adrenaline-pumping fundraising problem in a bid to boost cash for a hospital which gave her life-saving surgical procedure.
Hayley Pagano, from Westone, was identified with lengthy QT syndrome – a coronary heart situation which ends up in an elevated threat of an irregular heartbeat – when she was 4 years outdated.
On the age of 19, Hayley was additionally later identified with dilated cardiomyopathy, a coronary heart defect, which implies typically not sufficient blood is pumped across the physique.
After the analysis in 2018, the monetary accounts assistant had a life-saving coronary heart transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital final yr.
To offer again, the now 22-year-old is taking up a skydive to boost cash for the Cambridgeshire hospital.
Hayley mentioned: “In Might 2018 I began to note swelling on my ankles so I discussed it at my subsequent cardiology appointment and I used to be despatched for extra appointments the place they seen the dilated cardiomyopathy.
“Each the circumstances I’ve are hereditary and my dad additionally has each of them.
“I’ve identified from day one which I would wish a transplant.
“It was wanted after I used to be identified with my second situation, however I needed to lose three stone earlier than I might even be thought of for the operation.”
Hayley managed to lose the burden required inside two years and had a profitable coronary heart transplant on July 21, 2020, regardless of only a few comparable operations going forward in the course of the pandemic.
Since then, Hayley has undergone restoration and is now again at work and in a position to take her canines for walks.
She added: “I’m up and about as a lot as I may be and I really feel very fortunate to have had the operation, particularly throughout Covid.
“It has taken away the problems, though it’s a remedy and never an answer and it received’t final endlessly.
“My dad had his transplant in 1999 and he’s nonetheless going, so that provides me hope.
“I now wish to increase cash for Papworth as they gave me this, so I wish to give one thing again to them.”
On July 21 this yr – the one yr anniversary of Hayley’s transplant – she’s going to full a sponsored skydive.
Numerous years in the past she meant to do a skydive with a good friend, nevertheless she was not in a position to because of her coronary heart circumstances, so now she is worked up to tackle the problem.
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