A poem from Jenny Rimmer We're delighted to share this beautiful poem from Jenny Rimmer, the runner up to our 100 Hearts Poetry Competition Thank you Monitors beepYou sleepTube feedsLonely teasDays blurYou stirI cryYou tryFeel trappedWires wrappedCan’t cuddleAll muddledNurse comesHelps tonnesFriendly hugHot mugGet stronger Wait longer We hopeYou copeRose wardWe applaud Saved JackHe’s backWorld class care Always there Thank you. Jenny on why she entered... I'm not sure what was worse being told my child had meningitis or heart failure. Rock and a hard place. Both happened to me within the first eight weeks of Jack's short life. It wasn't a tv drama or an article in the paper. It was very real and very much happening, to ME. I was petrified. Unprepared and unknowing I was about to swap my morning routine of dropping my older kids off at school with taking a lift in a busy surgical heart hospital in Zone one to Level Four, Rose Ward to visit my very poorly son. I was a bunny trapped in the headlights I was utterly shaken and confused. It's taken me a while to catch up and process it all and perhaps I will always be a little shocked - something very simple can trigger easily the memories. I’ve written this poem as a reflection, a thank you and a joy! We’ve moved on, Jack lives a busy toddler life at home with his family. Under the care of Royal Brompton, we enjoy all the loveliest things life has to offer. Forever grateful! Thank you to everyone who entered our poetry competition and congratulations to the winner, Rachel Gerrard whose poem will be published in the 100 Hearts programme, available to purchase on the night.