I write to you on this fine evening to humbly ask you to pledge your support to a worthy cause that I am taking part in this year. As you may be aware I have decided to take the plunge and participate in the Cardiac Challenge.
Why this year I hear you asking?
Well my grandfather, has recently spent three-four weeks in hospital after a routine knee replacement (which is supposed to be much quicker). Complications developed after his procedure which potentially worsened his Carditis (which he developed after suffering from Rheumatic Fever three times as a child). His complications have resolved now but has left him on permanent medications which he will most likely require for the remainder of his natural life.
I believe that participating in this cause will help to make individuals more aware of the complications that can result from cardiac disease and the co-morbidities that may develop as a consequence of misdiagnosed conditions. I believe the donations that the foundation receives will help to fund research into life saving therapies (which are developed in the Cairns area) and help to improve the health outcomes of at risk individuals and their families.
If you feel that you are of a like mind please share this message with your friends and follow the link below to sponsor me as a rider and donate to the Cairns Hospital Foundation (Cardiac Challenge)