Bethan Shiers, Sarah Finch, Nicky Thompson, Elizabeth Corris and Dr Helen Wallis will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity in memory of a patient.

The team from Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales are running in memory of an inspirational young man who sadly left this world far too soon.

Said “Hussain” Amiri was born with a complex heart condition and underwent countless heart procedures and operations throughout his life.

Hussain always did this with a smile and a cheeky sense of humour, never complaining, was always polite and considerate, and always looking on the bright side of life.

Bethan Shiers and Sarah Finch, Hussain’s Heart Specialist Nurses said: “He will be greatly missed within the Congenital Heart Disease team and wider community.

“Hussain was passionate about improving healthcare and standards across the NHS to all patients, not just cardiac patients.

“He was especially keen to improve the care and facilities offered to young patients when admitted to hospital.

“By running the Cardiff Half Marathon we hope to make Hussain and his family proud of his legacy and raise £1,500 to help provide our cardiology wards with essential items for young people to brighten up their hospital stay, in memory of this special patient.”

The Cardiology Team is made up of:

  • Bethan Shiers, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nurse
  • Sarah Finch, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nurse
  • Dr Helen Wallis, Cardiology Consultant
  • Nicky Thompson, Cardiology Ward Nurse
  • Elizabeth Corris, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Co-ordinator

The team are all pushing themselves to the challenge and running the 13.1 miles at the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 7 October 2018 for #teamhealthcharity.

They hope the funds raised will help to buy much needed items for the wards ie TV, iPad, DVD player, art work to brighten up the areas, and a camp bed for people to stay while their loved ones are in hospital.

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