“It was only when I got to Newcastle and I started on different medications. I would have my good and bad days, but then reality slowly started to hit,” she said. “I wouldn’t have been an anxious person before but I got really anxious, I didn’t let mummy out of my sight. The cardiac arrests would mostly happen when I was asleep at night, so I was terrified to sleep,” she said. Aoife Boyle commented on the change in her life. “I was leading a normal life, started a new job and was living like any other 22-year-old, and then all of a sudden this happens,” she said, adding, “Life is far too short, that is the outlook you have to have when something like this happens.”
A healthy 22 year old collapsed during lunch with friends. She had seven cardiac arrests over 11 days.She has no family history of heart conditions, and she was told she may have caught a virus resulting in inflammation and excess fluid around her heart. pic.twitter.com/s2CjYSUBIa — Michael W Doyle (@Real_144k) February 21, 2023
When a family friend posted a GofundMe appeal seeking £500, more than £12,000 was raised.
“I am a lucky lucky girl to get this far- Daddy was definitely looking over me,” she wrote in a message to supporters, according to Derry Now.
“A massive thank you to everyone for the messages and support through one of the most difficult times. I’ll be forever grateful. Still a long road ahead but slow and steady wins the race.”This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.