The Charity of the Yorkshire Heart Centre


Bronnach Pemberton

Dear Take Heart I am organising a table quiz for Take Heart on Friday 19th October at the Farmers pub on Bradford Road, near the Thornbury Roundabout. I gave birth to my third son at the end of February of this year at the age of 34. Twelve days later, I was admitted to hospital with chest pain and the following day after suffering a massive heart attack, I had an emergency angiogram which diagnosed Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection SCAD, a very rare heart condition. I underwent emergency coronary artery bypass with 6 grafts. I had no prior heart problems and have no family history of heart disease. I spent most of the next 2 months in hospital, away from my husband and 3 boys. This time in hospital was hard for me and for my family. However it was made easier and more comfortable thanks to Take Heart. It's only when you have to stay on other wards in the hospital, outside of the cardiac wards that you fully appreciate the efforts of Take Heart. My future is uncertain due to being diagnosed with congestive heart failure and I will probably spend time in hospital in the coming years. I want to do my bit to support this wonderful charity. They make a big difference for both patients and the families of these patients. I just want to say thanks!!!! Bronnach Pemberton We can only say thank you so much Bronnach. We wish you and your family the very best for the future. not only but also......... My sister Karen has just completed the Dubai 10k run. She did it in 59mins and 9 seconds. She has raised £365 for Take Heart and this photo of her with her Take Heart logo on her shirt along with her medal with a backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and dubbed the eighth wonder of the world. When I fell ill last year, Karen dropped everything and flew from Dubai to Leeds with her five month old baby Zahra to be at my bedside after my bypass surgery. She left behind her husband and two daughters Clare and Ciara. Her wonderful friends in Dubai helped with school runs and looking after the girls for the two weeks that Karen spent with me in Leeds. I am so proud of what she has achieved with raising such an amount of money in a short period of time. Bronnach
THE CURRENT TOTAL ACHIEVED BY BRONNACH IS £1662.00  A truly remarkable piece of fundraising for which we are more then grateful  STOP PRESS  Bronnach’s sister Karen has just completed the Dubai 10K run forTake Heart see story at the foot of this page
What can we say - Bronnach and Karen - you are both magnificent people and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping our work in the Yorkshire Heart Centre. Many patients will also be grateful to you. Our very best wishes, Colin Pullan, MBE Chairman
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