Why lifesaving Children's Heart Surgery Fund continues to need our support - the YEP says

Brave Philippa Barraclough owes her life to the doctors who operated on her tiny heart when she was just a week old.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 6:00 am
Brave Philippa Barraclough owes her life to the doctors who operated on her tiny heart when she was just a week old.

She was born with congenital heart disease and had two holes in her heart and a faulty aorta.

Doctors feared she may not have survived but the team at the former specialist heart unit at Killingbeck Hospital saved her life.

Now today, as she looks set to mark her milestone 30th birthday, she is so very grateful to the dedicated team that supporter her.

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And, as a special thank you, she has just completed a mammoth cycling challenge to help raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds and the British Heart Foundation.

Philippa is one of many who owe everything to the work and dedication of the groundbreaking unit.

And as the Fund looks to inventive ways to raise money during the pandemic to support its work, we’re grateful that people like Philippa are all heart to give them a boost during this challenging time

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