He’s a medical miracle. My dad, Dennis Harris, has had – we think – 12 heart attacks in the last 21 years, leading to a quadruple heart bypass, countless other operations and more weeks and months in hospital than any of us can remember. Yet, on the cusp of his 80th birthday, he’s still here. Without question, that is down to the paramedics, doctors, surgeons and nursing staff in Bristol – at Southmead and Frenchay hospitals, and the Bristol Royal Infirmary – people who have not only saved his life, but also shown him the greatest kindness and care imaginable. It’s time to give something back, to say thank you.
Welcome to the Helping Hearts Challenge – Dom and Cozzie’s year of adventurous challenges to raise money for the coronary care and cardiology units at Southmead Hospital, a place where love, kindness and a little touch of medical magic give people their lives back.
So join us as we run, cycle, swim and climb throughout the UK and beyond.
Take part in challenges with us and get your friends, family and work to sponsor you as you join in with Helping Hearts. And please, dip into your pockets yourselves to make sure other people with heart disease get a second, third or even twelfth chance at life.
To find out more about how you can help click on the “support us” link at the top of the page.