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Erica Cycles an Awfully Long Way

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Erica Chambers

On January 3rd 2017, Tim (the husband) had a heart transplant at Harefield Hospital. We would like to say Thank You to them.

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Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity

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In November 2014, Tim was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy from a virus and he spent 5 weeks in East Surrey Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

For 3 years, the condition was controlled with medication, but in August 2016, we were told that Tim would need a heart transplant.

He checked into Harefield Hospital on November 9th to wait for a donor heart.

A match was found, and in the early hours of January 3rd, he received his new heart.

He is doing amazingly well.

We asked the hospital to try and summarise some of the costs...

  • Tim's overall stay in the specialist transplant ward - £43,269.
  • Cost of the drug and syringe pump he was administered 24 hours a day - £8000
  • Transport of organ to Harefield Hospital - £35,000
  • Cost of the transplant operation - £100,000
  • 5 Days in intensive care - £10,000
  • Annual cost of medication - £2000
This is just under £200,000 - and doesn't take into account any MRI's, biopsies or other specialist treatment.

We are so grateful to the staff of Harefield Hospital and to the NHS.

Thank you

Tim and Erica

Event details

Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats.

On the 9th September at 7am, I will leave Land's End and will cycle 969 miles over the next nine days to John O'Groats. 

This is an average of 107 miles a day, and an average elevation gain of 5000 feet every day (higher than Ben Nevis every day)

And I'm camping. (This is the part that worries me more than all the cycling!)

Event date

09-September-2017 07:00  - 
17-September-2017 15:00

Event type


19 days to event start


Best of luck and so glad you are doing this for Harefield Hospital!
Donation by James Thompson & Juanita Foley
on 19-08-2017
£37.50 gift aid
Go Erica go.
Donation by Gideon
on 17-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Erica and continued good health Tim! X
Donation by Lucy Barter
on 16-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Go Erica Go!
Donation by Jane and Kevin
on 15-08-2017
Best of luck for the bike ride. You will be fabulous, have an amazing time.
Donation by Alison
on 15-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
good luck Erica
Donation by Paul Latham
on 15-08-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Y xxxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Erica & Tim I am loving all the Facebook updates of your biking adventures and what an amazing cause. Hugs to both of
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-08-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Go Erica! you'll smash it.
Donation by Kelly Chappel
on 14-08-2017
Erica you're amazing Tim you are also amazing. Love you bye
Donation by Tim
on 12-08-2017
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,875.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,875.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,307.50

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