Our Mum's Life is in Great Danger
A little known heart condition is quietly killing Australian women. Your gift today can help find the answers.
Alex was terrified when he saw his mum Sandy collapse.
Alex was only 4 at the time. His little sister Simona, only 18 months, was screaming.
Twenty eight year old Perth mum Sandy didn’t know it at the time, but one of the arteries to her heart had suddenly torn open, causing her to have a massive heart attack.
It’s caused by a little known heart condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).
For reasons not yet understood it mainly affects young and middle-aged women.
I urgently need to raise $70,500 towards research that I am personally leading into SCAD. Will you help by making a special gift today?
Although suffering shocking pain, Sandy was determined that her children wouldn’t see her carried out on a stretcher. She insisted on walking to the ambulance.
She almost didn’t make it through open heart surgery.
Her life will never be the same. Every day is filled with terrible fatigue and weakness, and she never knows if it will be her last.
This disease is killing people. And no-one knows what causes it.
To date there has been no Australian research into this condition, and very little research worldwide.
It’s often associated with a history of migraines, and sometimes with recent pregnancy.
Your gift will be used to analyse the DNA of people who have suffered a SCAD event and try to identify the causes and potential treatments for SCAD.
Alex and Simona need their mum.
Please give a kind donation today. If it were your mum who suffered a SCAD, you’d want answers, wouldn’t you?
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