012 Interview with Steve Wrigley – Having a cardiac arrest at 30,000 feet and recovering from a heart attack in Singapore

012 Interview with Steve Wrigley – Having a cardiac arrest at 30,000 feet and recovering from a heart attack in Singapore

Steve Wrigley was flying home when he had a cardiac arrest on a plane. Prior to this Steve was was fit and healthy, he loved adventure holidays that revolved around cycling. He went with friends he’d met on previous adventures on a trip to Bali. Steve shares his story of amazing luck as he survived two accidents on his bike.…

010 Interview with Tena Kennedy, life with chronic illnesses

010 Interview with Tena Kennedy, life with chronic illnesses

Just before her 50th birthday Tena was admitted to hospital with unstable angina, and this was just the beginning of her story. Tena lives with many cardiac and respiratory chronic illnesses and she shares with us her journey, and her coping mechanisms that helped her with her glass half full outlook despite the many changes to her life. She talks…

009 Interview with Eliza Bell, a transplant chat

009 Interview with Eliza Bell, a transplant chat

In February 2019, Eliza had a successful heart transplant recipient at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, UK. It was a life-saving event that focussed her on fundraising and being a patient advocate. Eliza explains that she was born with congenital heart disease but didn’t know about it until she was 12. What life was like as a teenager and how she…

008 Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

008 Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

Claire was nominated in 2020 for the BHF Heart Hero Awards. She has contributed in amazing ways to raise awareness of heart failure and has had many TV interviews, been in national papers and BHF publications. Claire tells us about her life growing up with type 1 diabetes. Like many women she shares with us how she didn’t realise she…

007 Interview with Sanjay Shah, life after 3 heart attacks

007 Interview with Sanjay Shah, life after 3 heart attacks

Sanjay made a massive difference to my state of mind during the early days of my recovery from my heart attack. A random stranger and an act of random kindness. For Sanjay, a series of life challenges culminating in a heart attack by the age of 42 contributed to some hard and fast lessons for Sanjay in how to live…