Today I’m sharing very important stack for a cause.
Each year, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) declares February as National Heart Month in the UK. This is a charity and cause that is close to my heart partly because of my dear friend Faye.
Faye was born with heart problems and over the years she’d had to have a pacemaker fitted and some of her valves replaced with artificial ones. But despite her condition she was active, fit and healthy. A person truly living her best life.
Sadly, in March last year she was taken ill with endocarditis, a rare and potentially fatal infection of the inner lining of the heart (the endicardium). Though she had survived the condition after surgery twenty years earlier, she fell into a coma during surgery and never recovered, passing away on March 14th last year at just 40 years old. Writing this hurts my heart so much. With lockdown hitting days later I’ve never been able to say goodbye to my friend and her sudden loss still feels unreal.
With the first anniversary of her death approaching and February being National Heart Month, I thought this was the perfect time to create the #redstackforFaye and ask as many of you as possible to join in on Instagram and Twitter to raise awareness of this rare condition. I have made a donation to the British Heart Foundation and ask you to consider doing the same here.
Thank you for reading. Until next time Bibliophiles, Emma xxxx