Broken Hearts, by Barbara Hyde

Nurse supporting an older woman

Barbara Hyde is a heart failure patient.

I was admitted into hospital, just two weeks today

A heart attack they said it was, thank god I am still here to pray

And thank the lord for delivering me from the clutches of death.

Although it's not quite over there's a triple bypass to face yet

But I am sure with the devotion and care of this hospital staff.

My life will soon be back to normal and once again I laugh

Without the fear inside me that I feel today, thank you doctors and nurses for helping me along my way

But now twenty years later after the triple bypass was done I do not doubt the ability of BHF to carry on

With the research they are doing for people with broken hearts

I can only speak for myself they helped me from the start.

So please donate to broken hearts any amount you can afford

Who knows one day it could be you the ambulance has taken on board

Once again I thank you all for keeping me alive

Without the help of BHF I could not have survived.

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