Our amazing son was diagnosed with critical pulmonary stenosis (cardiac condition) when he was only 4 days old.
This was in 2013 and came very unexpectedly.

Ryan was admitted to the children's unit at the Wessex Cardiac Centre, he was soon operated on. We did not want to leave Ryan's side and travel back to Bournemouth. We were told about the Wessex Heartbeat House across the road from the hospital.

Once there we were given a room, free of charge and had access to the whole building, including a lounge and kitchen with full equipment.

The staff were amazing, friendly, approachable and understanding of the difficulties we were going through at the time.


Without their help we would not have stayed by our little boy's side as he was there for a month.
We would have had to leave him each day to travel back to Bournemouth.

Without Wessex Heartbeat’s help and support we would not have been able to be by Ryan’s side when he needed us the most.

These amazing people do the same thing, day in day out for many families just like us and they need all the support they can get. Lets keep it going as it is an amazing charity.
Xx

Ryan Marshall