Just one of the children who inspired our advert, Jack was born with a heart condition that meant he needed urgent surgery. BHF Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub helped pioneer the operation that saved him.
When Michelle was 26, she discovered that she had a serious heart condition after collapsing at work. Then seven years later she suffered a stroke. Michelle’s experience shows why we research more than just hearts.
When he was 49, Wayne had a heart attack. A decade on, he was diagnosed with mixed vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
For Soma, knowing her father and grandfather suffered from stroke is motivation to do whatever she can to manage her diabetes and high cholesterol. Learn more about Soma’s story and the shared risk factors for heart diseases and stroke.