Real Life Stories

Read the real-life stories of people affected by heart disease and stroke

Enda, Shirley and Lizzy are all young people whose lives have been severely impacted by heart disease and stroke. By hosting a Stand Up coffee morning and raising funds for the Irish Heart Foundation you can make a difference. Thank you.


Enda's story

The Irish Heart Foundation’s new stroke support service has been a lifeline to 34-year-old Enda McDermott from Donegal, who suffered his second stroke at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Shirley's story

Shirley Ingram suffered a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection while at the gym. A SCAD can lead to a possible heart attack, abnormal heart rhythm, or even sudden death, if not treated promptly.

Since her recovery Shirley has found real solace and support from the Irish Heart Foundation’s SCAD Support Group.

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Lizzy's story

In 2016 Lizzy Honan had just given birth to twins when her heart started to fail, and her world fell apart.

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