26 April 2023

Samuel, Harri & Max run the Tough Mudder for PVRI

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Samuel, Harri and Max have been fundraising for a cause that's close to their hearts. They have so far raised £2,182, over £1800 above their initial target.

Their story

We are planning on making a difference by fundraising for a cause that's close to our hearts. Bex is Sam’s 17-year-old sister and Harri & Max’s friend, and she has Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), having been diagnosed when she was just 11. PH causes high blood pressure in the lungs and living with this disease is not easy as Bex has to wear a large, heavy pump at all times which administers medicine through an IV line straight into her main artery. She cannot be disconnected from this pump at any point as she becomes unwell very quickly. The medicine she receives keeps her arteries open allowing the blood to flow around her body as it needs to. Without this continuous infusion, the arteries would start closing up. To describe PH in simple terms, it’s like living your every day life breathing through a straw. As well as her IV medication, Bex takes a cocktail of oral drugs and must always carry an oxygen cylinder as a back-up in case her IV line fails for any reason. We want to find better treatments, or better still, a cure for this horrible disease and that is why we are raising money for the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI).

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The PVRI would like to congratulate Samuel, Harri and Max for their amazing efforts completing the 10K Tough Mudder and raising well above their fundraising targets. A wonderful achievement. 

Please support their efforts by making a secure online donation using the link below and by posting a message of support. Donations made through this platform are secure and will be remitted directly through to our charity of choice. 

Sam, Harri, Max & Bex would like to thank you for your support. 

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