23 May

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

runner in CHSS vest raises his arms after finishing Scottish Half Marathon

runner in CHSS vest raises his arms after finishing Scottish Half Marathon


When the doctors told us that my wife Karen wouldn’t get better and that, in fact, she was dying. The first thing she did was to ask me if I WAS OK, always putting others first and typical of her.

We could though hold each other’s hands and say we that wouldn’t have changed anything in our lives, which was a really comforting thought. We never put off anything until tomorrow that we could do today. If we wanted to do it, (and if we could afford to), we did it and now looking back on a life cut too short, I am glad that we did this when we had the chance.  

Always at that party, always taking nieces and nephew to cool places with the naughty, but nice, food, the best Auntie there could ever be, always smiling, having fun and there if ever needed.
I promised Karen that I would make the most of the rest of my life, helping others and trying and do things that would make her proud and this ticked all the boxes.

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want. We want to be there for you and your family, so no life in Scotland will be half lived.
To find out how you can run with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and help us to support more people in Scotland at Scottish Half Marathon (Sunday 23 September) get in touch on running@chss.org.uk or call 0131 225 4800