Kirsty on a mis­sion for heart dis­ease

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There is still time to back a su­per-fit doc­tor who is tack­ling the Lon­don Marathon in mem­ory of her dad.

Dr Kirsty Horne, 41, from Hous­ton, works with peo­ple and fam­i­lies af­fected by heart dis­ease ev­ery day.

But it was the loss of her fa­ther Paddy to a car­diac ar­rest more than 10 years ago that has in­spired her to run the marathon and raise money for the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

In 2007, when Kirsty was on ma­ter­nity leave from her clin­i­cal psy­chol­ogy train­ing and had moved back into the fam­ily home to live with her par­ents, she found here dad un­con­scious one morn­ing.

Kirsty now works in Car­diac Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, a pro­gramme that helps peo­ple get back on their feet af­ter a heart at­tack or heart surgery and other pro­ce­dures.

On Sun­day, April 22, she will join around 400 run­ners who are unit­ing in the fight against heart dis­ease by run­ning the Vir­gin Money Lon­don Marathon

Since June 2015, Kirsty has been tak­ing on ever-in­creas­ing run­ning chal­lenges.

In 2017, she ran three half marathons and now she will be run­ning her first ever marathon and hop­ing to raise £1,000, all in mem­ory of her dad.

Karen McDon­nell, events man­ager at the BHF, added:“We are thrilled that Kirsty has cho­sen to take on this leg­endary chal­lenge for the BHF and we will be sup­port­ing her ev­ery step of the way. Around 685,000 peo­ple are liv­ing with car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease in Scot­land.

“By join­ing the fight and run­ning the marathon, Kirsty re­ally will be help­ing us stop heart dis­ease in its tracks.”

 To do­nate, go to www.just­giv­ fundrais­ing/ kirsty-horne5

On the run Dr Kirsty Horne is rais­ing money

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