Pt-Story-Photo1-May-Appeal-Alan-full“I’m used to leading a very active life. It’s a good thing I’m retired – work would just get in the way of my pursuits. I’m a keen kayaker and the first I knew of my heart problem was in the run-up to a race. With hindsight, I see something had been up for a few days but I went to it thinking, ‘I really don’t feel right for this’. Luckily I finished the contest. The next day, I was at home and I came over all funny, fell off my chair and hit my head on the piano. I didn’t know it then but my brain had stopped sending signals to my heart. After arriving by ambulance at The Alfred, I was given emergency care and then later I was fitted with a pacemaker. Today, I’m thankful I went to hospital before it was too late. Thanks to The Alfred, I’ve been given an extension to my life.”

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