Rosanna Ogden supports our Little Hearts campaign
Rosanna Ogden is supporting
the Little Hearts campaign which launches in our shops this June.
We’re asking everyone to donate and wear a Little Hearts
badge to help fund vital research which could help
children like Rosanna in the future.
Rosanna went for her first
GP check-up at six weeks old. The doctor spotted that something
wasn’t right with Rosanna’s breathing and referred her for checks.
The tests revealed that Rosanna had a rare tumour called
rhabdomyoma within the heart muscle. The tumour usually
regresses as children grow, but if it causes obstruction of blood
flow, it can be very serious.
Open heart surgery
Rosanna, the tumour was coming out of the muscle separating the two
larger pumping chambers of the heart called ventricles. It was a
significant obstruction and could have been potentially
At just six weeks old Rosanna had open
heart surgery to remove the tumour and now less than two
years later she is entering BHF organised
swims to help raise money for our research.
Supporting the BHF is a positive way to make an impact
Rosanna’s mum Sanam
said: “We hope that by sharing Rosanna’s story we can help other
people in similar situations. We hope Rosanna’s story can
that someone as young as Rosanna who had
a very rare kind of heart problem survived. We longed for somebody
there to tell us these things, so we could have had more hope.
"We feel supporting the BHF is a positive way
to make an impact, and it makes us happy. I would 100% recommend it
to everybody, and whenever I can, I do!”
Show your support, visit your local BHF shop and wear a Little Hearts badge