Andrew
Patient Educator, Ambassador
Patient Educator - Bronze Level
Transplantee

A little about me

Ambassador, Patient Educator

  • If you had a tip for a person with Heart Failure what would it be? –
  • Tell us something different about yourself? – 
  • What your biggest achievement in life? – 
  • Which do you prefer Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate? –
  • How would people describe you? – 
  • What’s your perfect occupation? –  
  • What’s number one on your bucket list? –
  • What’s your favourite phrase and who was it by and why is it important to you? – 
  • Who’s the most inspiring person in history and why –
  • What song uplifts you the most? –
  • If you could change anything in the world, what would it be? –
  • What’s the biggest world event in your lifetime? –

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Strength in Strangers

From honeymoon to heart transplant. One week after their wedding, on their honeymoon on a remote Island in the Maldives Lauren was told her husband, Andrew had hours to live. The medical centre lacked the equipment to keep him alive and there was no plane to a specialist hospital for several days. This is the inspirational true story of a normal young couple’s life torn apart by a near fatal heart attacking virus. A wife’s struggle to save her husband’s life and the incredible journey to return him home safely. The terrifying wait in hospitals where no one spoke English, seven weeks in Bangkok on life support and intensive care, the selfless acts of strangers, and the frightening realisation Andrew would need an urgent heart transplant aged thirty two, when only a few weeks before they were due to start their life together. This is a story of love, hope and courage against all odds. A story of friends and family, the strength found in strangers and the ultimate gift of a second chance.