A couple of months ago we published a story by Elaine who’d had her cardiac arrest during a long distance bike ride, from Manchester to Blackpool.
One year on she’s given the ultimate 2 fingers up to the grim-reaper by completing the event this year!
Well done Elaine for giving inspiration to others and showing that there is life after cardiac arrest!
The bike ride organisers and marshals organised for Elaine to be escorted the last half mile to the finish in recognition of her achievement of completing the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, one year on from her cardiac arrest. It has been compiled into this short video…
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.