Be brave like Carl
Carl has had an ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) fitted because he has heart rhythm problems, but that hasn’t stopped him living life on the edge.
Carl was terrified of spiders, so he faced his fear and got a pet tarantula. Now, Carl loves spiders so much he had bred endangered species in his house and has travelled as far as Ecuador to see them!
Carl has shown how rewarding facing your fear can be. He said “The thrill of seeing a big tarantula in its natural habitat is one of the highlights of my life. Why should my heart condition stop me from doing things like that?”