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Calum’s Story

Thanks to Professor Gianni Angelini’s research, one day I may not need any more operations on my heart

“I’m ten and I’ve had a lot of operations already. I’ve spent months in hospital. When I was born they found out I had one artery in my heart where there should be two, and I needed surgery to fix it.

I had to have another operation when I was four. I was in the hospital for four weeks and I wouldn’t talk to anyone. Then I needed another operation when I was six.

I missed lots of sports days at school, but last year I took part for the first time. I loved it. Mum says that thanks to BHF research, one day I might not need more operations on my heart.”

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