The journey of recovery from an SCA is a tough winding one that will undoubtedly have many ups and downs, and sometimes it worth just taking a moment to reflect on those peaks when they happen.
Today was the inaugral event and on this cool October morning the sun gods gave their blessing with a gloriously sunny display.
There was a buzz of excitement in the air as my son and many others were tackling the tough course. The dogs doing the event were hyped up too and even the local cows were interested and taking heed of the warning signs!
Certainly today was one of the those days that makes you realise it’s a great to be alive!
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.