Beautiful Balloons!

by The Squirrell 14. August 2009 20:12

Bristol Balloon fiesta 2009.

Hundreds of hot air balloons filled the sky,

quite a spectacle, on a warm evening. Was

very relaxing to watch them drift by!....

 

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£ Mission accomplished !

by The Squirrell 12. August 2009 12:00

Done it!


I surpassed my target of £7000 for the QEH trust.

I recently handed them a cheque for £8500!  Below

is a picture of me with the cheque in the QEH outpatients

dept, where it resides!


Thanks to all for the donations and support, I couldn't

have done it with out you!!  Keep watching this sapce though,

for my continued challenges!   :-)    Matt.

 

 

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Headline news!....

by The Squirrell 30. July 2009 13:46

Done it again!

 

Made the local paper, with an article about the

race! (See below link) Or go out and buy todays Yate

and Sodbury Gazette!

 

www.gazetteseries.co.uk/search/4509401.Heart_transplant_patient_raises_thousands.

 

:-)   Matt.

 

 

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Castle Coomb...

by The Squirrell 27. July 2009 20:47

As part of my ongoing fund raising for QEH I had a STUPID

but GREAT idea! (A "Typical Matt" idea...!..)

 

 I thought this will be GREAT fun to.. 

 

I entered my car into a car race, and sold HEART SHAPED stickers to go

on it! Each heart was £100, and you could have whatever you wanted

printed onto it!! 

 

Businesses bought adverts, and MOST just put a message of love, or rememberance

to some one dear.... (Quite emotional getting them printed, as some were in memory

of people who are not with us any more etc.)

 

When I told my parents and Jane they thought I was MAD...

(As did my Doctor!) But after calming down, Dad asked if he

could dust off his overalls and do a race in it to?

 

We raised LOADS for QEH, and the heart performed well,

(As did my car... But I think she will need new tyres and brakes

after this?!)

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Back on Track!.....

by The Squirrell 26. July 2009 12:30

Got back from QEH....


Looks like fluid around heart is depleteing?

(Fingers crossed!!) Feeling ALOT better, and

am back on track, hopefully!!

 

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Castle Coomb...

by The Squirrell 22. July 2009 20:47

As part of my ongoing fund raising for QEH I had a STUPID

but GREAT idea! (A "Typical Matt" idea...!..)

 

 

 

I thought this will be GREAT fun to.. 

I entered my car into a car race, and sold HEART SHAPED stickers to go

on it! Each heart was £100, and you could have whatever you wanted

printed onto it!! 

 

Businesses bought adverts, and MOST just put a message of love, or rememberance

to some one dear.... (Quite emotional getting them printed, as some were in memory

of people who are not with us any more etc.)

 

When I told my parents and Jane they thought I was MAD...

(As did my Doctor!) But after calming down, Dad asked if he

could dust off his overalls and do a race in it to?

 

We raised LOADS for QEH, and the heart performed well,

(As did my car... But I think she will need new tyres and brakes

after this?!)

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Barney!....

by The Squirrell 19. July 2009 21:46

Well...

We met in a pet shop!... I was told,

"He's up for adoption...He's been sold, and returned 3 times, for anti social behaviour"..." (He's a fighter, not a lover!)

I think he was destined for the big injection to the sky?

But as I have been given a 2nd chance, thought "Barney" deserved one?! He has been relieved of the sphyrical (plural!) appendages, and has calmed down!

And like to sit on my lap and watch "Top gear"! (Just got to see if he likes beer now?!)

 

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:-( First Set back....

by The Squirrell 19. July 2009 21:24

I have had my first set back!

Got a fluid build up around my new heart. Making me breathless, chest pains, woosy, etc. The fluid is pushing against my right ventrical. (5cm pocket?) and making heart work hard to pump blood out. It's trying hard (bless it!) but it's under pressure.

Going into to QEH for tests and to see what can be done?

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This Jedi went to "The dark side"!! :-(

by The Squirrell 16. July 2009 20:45

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Castle Coombe Circuit....

by The Squirrell 3. July 2009 11:11

Did it!.....

Sprint went well...Car and driver still in one piece!

(& raised loads of £ for Transplant fund!)

:-)   Thanks to all who supported me!  

Matt.

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Castle Coombe

About Matt.

My name's Matt. I was born with a congenital heart defect which hampered me in my youth, and sadly became a terminal conditon recently, and beyond the (amazing) care of the BRI-Bristol Heart team.

In 2008, my condition deteriorated, to a point I was happy to see Xmas 2008. I had prepared to die.

Then in January 2009, a late night phone call from QEH-Hospital Birmingham changed my world, when they offered me a heart transplant, if I could get there pronto!!

6 months on, after a rocky start, I am still alive, thanks to them!

Read on to see how my new life is taking shape, and my adventures to date!....

 

Matt.

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