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      The wedding of Paula and Mark Todd was held in Cyprus on 6th October 2020.
      The couple kindly donated £655.00 to Take Heart in lieu of wedding gifts in
      grateful thanks for the support Paula has received these past few years at the
      Yorkshire Heart Centre.

      I have had a heart condition for the past 20 years which was well managed with
      medication. 2 years ago I was asked to take part in the chilly trial after my AF had
      deteriorated. After several cardiac ablations, cardioversions and a pacemaker all
      was going very well until that dreadful day in July when I had a sudden cardiac
      arrest. Luckily Mark was with me who performed CPR until the paramedics
      arrived and they fought to save me. I must have had my guardian angel with me
      as I survived. I now have dottie the defibrillator fitted who has gone off several
      times but she is now settling in well.
      Words cannot express the support I have received from the LGI, with a special
      mention to my Florence nightingale nurse Lucy Leese who has been there
      for me throughout every procedure, special mention to nurses Emily on ward
      14 and Sophie on ward 19 and of course Dr Tayebjee, but most of all for my
      husband for saving my life.

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