Congratulations to Evie Fairman from St Joseph’s School who has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Bodmin on the 19th May 2012. Evie was nominated because of the work she does with the national heart charity Little Hearts Matter; namely mentoring its younger child members to help them cope with living with a serious heart condition, as well as organising networking events for member families based in the South West to have some fun together as well as have the chance to discuss the shared problems and issues they deal with daily.
Little Hearts Matter offers support and information, and raises awareness of those affected when a child has only half a heart, due to conditions such as Complex Pulmonary Atresia, Tricuspid Atresia, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) or Double Inlet or Outlet Ventricle. Evie was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition which affects around 400 babies born each year. Evie is pictured above.