As you all probably aware, my brother Tyler had open heart surgery in Bristol and unfortunately he took a turn for the worse and was taken to the Royal Brompton hospital for the ECMO machine which is a lung bypass machine giving him chance to heal his lungs. This was the last hope we clung onto after tyler didn't respond to nitrate oxide and we were told to prepare for the worst. We know tyler was very lucky to be given the chance to have this and unfortunately the royal Brompton hospital is currently battling to keep its services going. Without this hospital , we wouldn't have my brother. I only started running when my brother was unwell and hope that whatever we raise is just a small gesture to thank all the staff at both hospitals for taking care of my brother and many other families who we met over the 4 weeks he was up there.

Lindsey Lamprey