In 2005 I heard the words no parent would ever want to hear “Your daughter is in heart failure and the next 24 hours are critical “ I don’t remember much of the blue lighted ambulance journey from Crawley to London but I do remember the comforting smile of the nurse who greeted us on Rose ward Bernie held my hand and told me it was going to be ok and she was right the medical team stabilised her and then began to determine the reasons behind within 2 days , we had a diagnosis dilated cardiomyopathy .They created a care plan to help her maintain her condition . We have been in their safe hands since then in 2007 Margarida underwent a mitral valve replacement it was amazing to see the extreme professionalism and care everyone of the medical team gave us as a family . Without them I would not have my 15 year old sassy teenager
Please help #showmethelove to give something back to a hospital who gave me a gift of life I will be walking with my wonderful husband 25km

Nicolene Ascenso