In episode #017 Paul talks with Jayne Biggs, mother and lifesaver of her daughter Violet who had a cardiac arrest aged 7.
She talks about her daughters event and how she has been driven by her families experience to set up the Heart 2 Heart charity in Norfolk to improve life saving skills in her local and wider community.
In 3 years her charity has placed over 140 defibrillators and trained many hundreds of people in CPR skills.
Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded September 2019
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.