17th Sep, 2019

Quadruple heart bypass survivor taking on marathon to help fund research

A QUADRUPLE heart bypass survivor is pulling on his running shoes to help fund research.

Mike Page from Warwick underwent life-saving surgery three years ago.

And now the 63-year-old is hoping to support others with heart conditions by raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

Despite an active lifestyle, Mike began experiencing chest pains while out walking and after receiving an urgent scan it was discovered all of his coronary arteries were blocked.

Doctors said he needed to undergo heart bypass surgery and a lifestyle change with healthier diet and more exercise.

And to thank those who helped save his life, Mike is taking part in a half marathon at Blenheim Palace on Sunday September 29.

He said: “Although I never considered that anything like this could happen to me, I was fairly accepting of the situation. I was more worried for my wife and the rest of my family.

“The surgeons were amazing, the operation was a success and I made a quick recovery.

“The surgery has saved my life. I wanted to give something back and show how effective it can be.”

He will be taking part in the run alongside his brother and cousin in a bid to raise money and awareness.

Mike added: “It will definitely be a family affair. I hope my completing the half marathon will show others how effective this type of heart surgery and lifestyle change can be.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michael-page63 to donate or find out more.

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