Kirsty on a mission for heart disease
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.justgiving.com/ fundraising/ kirsty-horne5
On the run Dr Kirsty Horne is raising money