Being inspired by the Olympics and wanting to fundraise for CHF, Robert Ginsberg entered the British 10K 2012 and raised an amazing £1,572 for CHF. Robert’s son Oliver was born with a VSD which went undetected until he was 5 weeks old. He had open heart surgery at 13 weeks, but now, at two and a half is a very active toddler who enjoys everything he does.
Robert said that, “I want to raise money for CHF to support the great work they do helping parents and children. We did not know about CHF at the time and it would have been really useful to have the support of an organisation like this…. I hope the money I raised helps other children enjoy their lives to the full despite the heart problems they might have.”
Fundraising for CHF means a lot to Tracey Harris and so she decided to run the British 10K for CHF and raised a brilliant £1,025.50. Tracy’s daughter was diagnosed at 6 weeks with an ASD and a VSD and at 5 and a half months underwent heart surgery to close them. Tracy’s daughter is now a bubbly, healthy three year old.
Tracy said, “… I really want to give something back to those that helped me and my family through a very traumatic time.” So, she took part in the British 10K and said she loved every minute of it, “… With a great CHF support team and my husband there to cheer me on, I even took 2 minutes off my personal best 10K time.”
Thank you so much Tracy and Robert and Congratulations on your achievement of completing the British 10K in such great times! It was wonderful to have you both, and all the other runners on our CHF British 10K Team, and we’re sure you’ll all inspire people to get involved next year!
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