RIP Matt Lammas....

by The Squirrell 23. September 2012 17:51

A hugely tragic day in my life...


When I had my transplant, there was another "Matt" waiting and in

desperate straights, waiting for a heart donation... I went into surgery

thinking he would not be around when I woke up.... To my delight during my

coma etc, he'd also been given the gift of life and when I finally awoke he

was also nursing a big scar!!


During our recouperation, and ongoing check ups we'd meet, chat, laugh at

the stupid things we'd tried to do to soon, and we kept each other spirits up.


It was with enormous sadness that I learnt he'd been admitted on Thursday

with heart issues. He emailed me on Thurs and Friday to say he felt a liitle better

but there was still concerns etc, but he was in talks with QEH to be transferred 

there next week.... Sadly this never came...


He had complications and passed away. The whole QEH "family" of

recipients and staff are mourning a likeable YOUNG man.




We will miss you Matt...


Our thoughts are with your family and loved ones at this awful time. 


Rest in peace....


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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!....



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