Ian's blog - "The wonderful Harefield staff were magnificent"

I suffered a heart attack whilst in the South of France, which I thought was sunstroke, as my left arm was aching as I struggled to trim a French hedge. Determined to win, I carried on regardless.Read more

Sue's blog - "I can live life to the full and embrace every new day"

My Granddaughter is coming to play with me today, she is 18 months old. It is a wonderful feeling when she puts her arms around me and calls out ‘Nannysooz’.Read more

Claire's blog - "I loved the work that was being done here, the atmosphere"

I’ve been working at Royal Brompton for 21 years. I came here as a student – I loved that work that was being done here, the atmosphere. My background was in Rose Ward (Royal Brompton’s Paediatric Ward.Read more

Carmel's blog - "I remember how the Nurse reassured me as I came round"

In June 2016 I was diagnosed with cancer at the base of my tongue, I was told that I would have radical treatment and it would be very tough but I would get through it.Read more

Kevin's blog, part three - "I’ve conquered the roof of Africa"

In part two of his blog, Kevin talks about days five and six of his Mount Kilimanjaro challenge and reaching the summit.Read more

Kevin's blog, part two - "Kilimanjaro itself looks a lifetime away to me"

In part two of his blog, Kevin talks about days three and four of his epic trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.Read more

Kevin's blog, part one -"I was driven by my determination to succeed for Harefield Hospital"

In October, Kevin Chilcott embarked on the ultimate challenge - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise funds for our Charity.Read more

Brendan's blog - "I will always remain in awe of the kindness and technical expertise of the staff"

I was living an exciting, busy life like every other hard working dad with a wife and young family. I was managing a mild medical disorder which, in the end, turned out to be quite a rare and complex issue.Read more

Annie's blog - "There is no way I can describe the gratitude I have for the team at RBH"

I have seen Heaven. Not the spooky long swirly tunnels and people in white. I saw Heaven in my own village once I left Royal Brompton and learned to walk again.Read more

Cliff's blog - "I am so grateful to the hundreds of people who have helped me"

My life has been saved and enhanced by the wonders performed at the amazing Harefield Hospital. I was born in 1961 with a congenital heart block.Read more

Heather's blog - "We have a lot to thank Royal Brompton for"

The first time we heard that our Daddy required emergency heart surgery was when we woke up on a November morning, thinking of the school day ahead, and found our grandparents downstairs.Read more

Pippa's blog - "I will always be grateful for the amazing care I received"

Although I didn’t have my transplant at Harefield, it was Royal Brompton who cared for me through my childhood, transitioned me into adult life with CF and became a home from home.Read more

Andrew's blog - "My lung transplant feels like a miracle and it has allowed me to have a new life”

I am 49, I have cystic fibrosis (CF) and I have been in the care of both Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals since the age of 16.Read more

Louise's blog - "James was a constant inspiration to his family and friends"

My son James suffered from Marfans syndrome which caused him to have various issues with his heart, and was a long-term patient at Harefield.Read more

Sally's blog - "Some walking shoes have been thrown on the barbecue but one thing is for sure is that the team will never forget this experience"

A group of willing volunteers from FSI decided to continue the company's ‘Dare to be Great’ motto by signing up to complete the Three Peaks Challenge.Read more

Sugi's blog - "We’re thankful to the hospital and the donor family who gave him a few more years of life to fulfil his dreams"

Anbu was my first love. We were married for 20 years. In 2005, he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and then in 2012, he was diagnosed with heart failure due to cardiomyopathy.Read more

Emily's blog - "When a baby needs to have their chest cut open it’s traumatising for everyone and you feel so helpless. The feeling is unimaginable"

My mum and I have been fostering babies for nearly four years now. Recently, we received a phone call asking us to look after a newborn baby girl with a slight heart condition.Read more

Helen's blog - "Without the treatment I received at Royal Brompton my life would not be as it is today"

When I was 3 years old, my GP noticed that I had a heart murmur. I underwent further investigation which led to a diagnosis of aortic stenosis picked up by Dr. Rigby. Then, I underwent regular check-ups at my local hospital for many years.Read more

Sara's blog - "Not only have I got my life back, we got our family life back "

I started losing consciousness four years ago. Then, I was treated by the Cardiology department at the Countess of Chester Hospital. It was made a little complicated by the fact I fell pregnant, so they couldn’t do a tilt test to confirm I had Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.Read more

The ITU Team's blog - "Grand Canal Challenge is a great opportunity to spend time together whilst being active"

The ITU Team is taking part in Grand Canal Challenge for the third year in a row and we are all excited about it - the previous editions were very good fun!Read more

Steve's blog - "If I run, walk or crawl, I am determined to overcome this challenge"

Back in late March my Father, Graham Spittles, suffered some heart complications and was taken to, and treated at, Harefield Hospital. My family and I will be eternally grateful for all the emergency and critical care, expertise and ongoing support my father has received from all the staff at Harefield Hospital.Read more

Alex's story - "Volunteering for Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charity is a true pleasure and I am loving every single minute"

In September 2014, I found myself needing to come into London every week for just an hour. Since I was in the area and would have a bit of spare time during the rest of the day, I decided to volunteer for a local worthy cause.Read more

Annette & Bob's story - "The first reaction we get when we tell anyone what we are planning is 'You are mad!' … and at this moment in time I am inclined to agree"

Bob and I are passionate about cycling as much as each other, which is why in September this year we are going to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats (a staggering 874 miles) by eBike and truthfully I am bricking it.Read more

Simon's story - "Compared with the open heart surgeries that Albie has gone through, surely this would be a breeze!"

I had been half-looking for a challenge, and then my wife forwarded me on an email. It talked about a crazy abseil challenge off the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, to raise money for Royal Brompton Hospital - who saved my beautiful 3-year old Albie. I was in!Read more