Paula Beck

Paula Beck (Simmonds) wrote her story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. I was diagnosed with Brugada syndrome on 8th August 2011 at St George’s Hospital. I am a mum of two, one of four siblings and was only 30 when diagnosed. Our family underwent tests after my […]

Alessandro Miccoli

Alessandro Miccoli wrote his story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. It wasn’t until the end of 2012 that a journalist first introduced me to the charity CRY. I quickly became aware of the amazing work they do in helping promote awareness of heart conditions in the young. […]

Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson wrote her story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. I never liked sports when I was younger and was never any good. I remember having strange missed beats, tiredness and slight dizziness but thought this was normal. It was pure chance that a doctor noticed a […]

Sian Donnelly

Sian Donnelly wrote her story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. Whilst on a family holiday in 2004, my brother Adam died suddenly whilst playing volleyball at our hotel. After two post-mortems we were told that he had died from SADS (sudden adult death syndrome). At the time, we […]

Chris Currie

Chris Currie wrote his story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. I was 24 and having the time of my life travelling around the world with two friends. We had made it to Bangkok when we found ourselves in a bar and I literally keeled over. I am […]

Lucy Challis

Lucy Challis wrote her story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. On Sunday 29th January 2006, my older brother Stuart, age 25, collapsed and died playing football. I was 23 and my other brother was 27. Stuart was the fittest of the three of us. He had no […]

Mallory Brand

Mallory Brand wrote her story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. I discovered I had Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome by chance. I manage events and exhibitions for a marketing agency in London. In July 2012, I was flying to Boston when I felt unwell during the flight, collapsed and […]

James Bailey

James Bailey wrote his story to be included in the myheart booklet which was launched in November, 2013. I was pumped up for the game. The adrenaline was rushing through my body. I couldn’t wait for kick-off but as soon as the whistle blew, my body reacted in a way it had never done before. […]