Lucy Durrant joins the fight for every heartbeat

12 November 2015        

Lucy Durrant Lucy Durrant tragically lost her baby son, Evan, to heart disease at just 14 weeks old. She is lacing up her boots and trekking 17 miles in our High Peak Winter Hike to raise money.

Lucy and her sister will be battling the elements as they take on the famous trek through the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. 

A walk to remember

When Lucy was 22 weeks pregnant Evan was given a diagnosis of Hypoplastic left heart syndrome at her anomaly scan and they were given three options; to terminate the pregnancy, to have palliative care once he was born or try for a three stage course of surgery following the birth. They chose surgery, as they wanted to give Evan a chance. 

Evan underwent surgery at just three days old.  

Evan did amazingly well and got through the first surgery and was at home just 11 days later. Unfortunately in February 2015 he became weaker and devastatingly passed away.

Our time was precious

Lucy said: "It was just so devastating but the time we had with Evan is still so precious.

"We still don’t know why this happened to our little super hero but The British Heart Foundation is a fantastic charity and I am convinced that with more research we will continue to see improvements in treatment for heart patients no matter their age."

Lucy has been raising money since Evan's passing for local charities that helped her through the time and is now joining the fight against heart disease to enable us to continue our life saving research and hopefully prevent other mums and families from going through the same heart break in years to come.  

Feeling inspired?

Sponsor Lucy and her sister on this 17 mile challenge. 

If you have been inspired by the work we are doing to help people like Evan, take on a challenge of your own. You can do anything, from 5k runs to 250 mile bike rides. 

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