Category Archives: Personal Stories

Vicki and husband

Vicki’s Brave Battle

Recently, we shared a letter to our community regarding Grant Octoman, who suffered a stroke, brought on by Atrial Fibrillation (AF). This story resonated with one of our regular givers, Vicki Khor. Passionate about supporting AHR, Vicki told her story in a past newsletter as she had suffered ongoing heart issues due to the sudden […]

August 08, 20190 comments
Rachael and kids

A Personal Reflection

Whittaker shares a personal reflection on why she decided to generously donate towards medical research through Australian Heart Research… “Medical research is important to help save lives and improve people’s lives after an event. I donate to Australian Heart Research, Australian Breast Cancer Research and soon Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia* as there are […]

August 08, 20190 comments
Stephen Fry

Holding onto Hope Thanks to Research

Stephen Fry was living a very busy life juggling a full-time university degree, a physical job and spending time with family, when he suddenly experienced severe chest pain and was rushed to hospital.

January 21, 20190 comments
Nicole Fundraising

Running to Beat Heart Disease

Each year, Nicole hosts a fundraiser for a cause close to her heart and this year, Australian Heart Research (AHR) was her charity of choice after a close friend suffered a triple heart bypass.

December 04, 20180 comments

Grant’s Life-Changing Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation

Imagine being diagnosed with a condition you’ve never heard of. This was the frightening reality for 55-year-old loving father-of-two Grant Octoman who was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a condition affecting the heart, making it beat out of rhythm.

August 28, 20180 comments
Judy Myers Main Image

The leading heart research relieving 4 years of endless pain

There is an advanced treatment for unexplained heart conditions which are hurting your loved ones and mine every day. Because of people like you supporting Australian Heart Research (AHR), the lifesaving research outcome has been made possible. Thank you! Your support this Christmas will ensure this world-first research will benefit more of our loved ones. […]

November 03, 20173 comments
Tim Lamming

Living in Hope for a Better Life

Tim Lamming’s life was turned upside down after he was diagnosed with MINOCA and has been experiencing severe daily chest pain ever since. He lives in hope that Professor Beltrame will bring an end to his pain, with his world-first life-changing research.

July 18, 20170 comments
Vicki and husband

A Widow’s Broken Heart

Vicki Khor was pleasantly surprised to receive our latest newsletter detailing researchers at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research are leading the way in understanding a condition Vicki knows all too well…

April 06, 20170 comments
Graeme running in one of many triathlons.

Graeme’s Triathlon to Health

Graeme Sutton, a former Ironman athlete representing Australia twice in Triathlons was a fit and healthy 50-year-old, a picture of good health and wellbeing.

August 05, 20163 comments