This is a story about Anna Hadley, a 14-year old local schoolgirl from Worcester.
Anna has Restrictive Cardiomyopathy and is in need of a heart transplant.
OnBike is proud to be supporting Anna by donating an electric bike that will allow her to cycle once again, and hopefully help raise as much money as possible for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity via a JustGiving page. Here’s her story….
Hi, I’m Anna. I’m 14 years old.
In November 2017 I Collapsed at School during a PE lesson and was rushed to Worcester hospital and was then referred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for loads of tests. I was immediately stopped from playing hockey and all other sports,. That was so unfair as I also enjoyed football, netball and did after-school dance club too.
In January 2018 I was diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, an incurable heart disease. I needed a heart transplant and was referred again to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London.
On May 25th 2018 – I was placed on the Heart Transplant waiting list
… still waiting along with 40 other kids and some tiny babies, in the UK, for our ‘gift of life’
A quarter of us won’t receive one.
My mountain bike has been locked away so long I have outgrown it.
Getting back in the saddle feels amazing. Staying active (without getting completely breathless) will help me recover after the transplant.
On May 24th-27th I am going to ride my incredible eMTB 212km around Worcestershire – that’s the same distance from my house to Great Ormond Street Hospital and my Dad won’t be able to keep up with me!
GOSH is truly amazing and is part funded through GOSH Charity. I am keen to raise funds which will allow them to continue doing great work in saving and improving the lives of children with rare diseases and life threatening conditions
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
I appreciate anything you can donate.
Thank you.Please click on this link to Anna's JustGiving page to make a donation.