Just weeks after having a heart attack, Jim was transferred to Papworth Hospital for surgery, after which he learnt that his only option was a heart transplant. Jim would live in the hospital’s Critical Care Unit until a donor heart was found.

Jim’s wait for a heart continued, but not someone to let heart failure hold him back, Jim started cycling using an exercise bike with the help of the physiotherapists. Jim cycled over 200 miles in total. Along the journey, he stopped to kiss his one year old son goodnight, he visited his brother's house to see his dog and when he was en-route to his place of birth in Scotland, a heart was found.

Papworth Hospital went above and beyond my expectations to help me continue with my life whilst living in the hospital. On 11th April, my wife and I got married in the Critical Care Unit with the help and support of all the Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Physiotherapists, Domestic and Administrative staff who cared for me. My adult daughter and sister were able to be the witnesses on our special day. I was also provided with patient Wi-Fi access which enabled me to keep in touch with my one year old son through daily Skype calls. This meant we played peekaboo every day which helped my son adjust to the huge change in his life.

We are delighted to share with you that Jim received his heart transplant and has come back to the hospital with his newly formed fundraising committee. We wish Jim all the luck with his recovery and fundraising.

Care like this would not be possible without the funds provided to the charity. The charity takes great pride in helping Papworth to save more lives; this would not be possible without your support.