Christmas Appeal 2017
Troy is lucky to be alive this Christmas
Troy’s wife Rebecca, Jess – 18 and Jayda – 7 are grateful for another Christmas together, but the emotional rollercoaster of the last couple of years has kept them all on edge.
Donate now and help keep families together this Christmas
Troy’s story took a shocking turn two years ago, when just before Christmas, he had a cardiac arrest. Troy was in hospital, recovering from a routine operation. Rebecca and the girls were visiting when his heart suddenly stopped. He was unresponsive for 3 minutes and 16 seconds.
“His head was banging against the wall. Then he was still. We were screaming and I was scared. The nurses and doctors ran in. We watched from the hall as two doctors jumped on Daddy with a special machine.” – Jayda
“I heard one of the doctors say: ‘he’s back’. The girls and I slumped in shock on the corridor floor crying hysterically.” – Rebecca
After a long recovery, the family finally made plans to go away on holiday this year. Unfortunately, those plans are on hold as Troy recently had another cardiac arrest. Revived for the sixth time in two years, Troy knows he’s lucky to be alive.
We fund life-saving research that helps people like Troy live a longer, healthier life.
You can help fund life-saving research today
I agree that I have read and accept the Heart Foundation's Privacy Statement.
Understanding the history behind why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are 5 x more likely to leave ho… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…