Category Archives: Personal Stories

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
Ina Quinn with her beloved daughter Bec.

A Mother’s Broken Heart

Ina Quinn has been through extreme heartbreak. Losing her 40-year-old daughter Rebecca (Bec) to Ewing’s Sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) in October of 2014, Ina had to endure her own grief while helping Rebecca’s three beautiful sons through the loss of their beloved mother.

February 29, 20160 comments

Why did his heart stop? Malcolm’s story

Last September Malcolm Philp and his wife Vicki were planning their move from Adelaide to the Gold Coast to start their new adventure into the world of a long awaited retirement. One afternoon, only a week away from their pending move, Malcolm picked up his car keys to run some errands and Vicki noticed something […]

February 18, 20160 comments