A FORMER Stanford-le-Hope resident is walking around Britain in order to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Kieran was brought up in Stanford, and attended St Clere’s and Palmer’s College.
Here is Kieran’s story.
“My name is Kieran. I have had two lives.
“On 1st of Febuary 2017, I will set off from BHF offices in London and walk anti-clockwise around the coast of Britain. Averaging 15 miles a day this challenge will take me 326 days and I will walk 5000 miles. To put this in perspective, it is the equivalent of walking from London to Calcutta and the elevation equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 12 times. (gulp!)
“I was born with a heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), I had open heart surgery (aged 3), Heart attack (13), Mini strokes (21), a defibrillator fitted (35) and finally heart transplant (38)
My second life has now lasted 7 healthy years thanks to a heart transplant in July 2009. I decided to donate my heart for British Heart Foundation funded research. I recently visited my old heart to say hello.
“My story was recently published on BHF’s Blog. This is approximately a 20 minute read so get a cup of tea and a few custard creams and enjoy the ride.
Please help me by sponsoring me either through the Justgiving or by texting TOTH99 and the amount..eg £5 to 70070.
Visit www.atrailoftwohearts.com for more details