Jake Cathcart has won a Young Hero award in the British Heart Foundation’s heart hero awards 2017.
Jake, who is two, was born with a high, irregular heart rate and has spent much of his first year in and out of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
In May 2016 he was taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital by helicopter to be assessed by doctors, who decided a pacemaker would give him the best chance. And then, on his first birthday Jake, had to have major surgery to close a hole in his heart.
The Young Hero Award recognises an exceptional young person raising awareness of the BHF’s aims and ambitions. Jake’s positive spirit and infectious smile has inspired his family to raise over £5,000 for the BHF.
A British Heart Foundation spokesperson said “Everyone who was nominated is very special and we are proud so many amazing people have the chance to be recognised for their fight against heart disease. “
The Heart Hero Awards was presented at the BHF Supporter Day events in Manchester on Tuesday 4th July.
To follow Jake’s progress The Adventures of Toddler Jake