Family and Friends Raise Over £5000 for CRY After 29 Year Old Louis Fallows Suffers Heart Attack

Stoke on Trent Live, 19th October 2020

“On August 29, 2019 I was called to say that my partner Louis had collapsed at work and I needed to make my way to the A&E department as quickly as possible,” Louis’ partner Lucy relates. “On my arrival I was informed that Lou had suffered a cardiac arrest and that CPR that had been carried out by his colleagues that had saved his life. When they tried to bring him around he suffered another cardiac arrest and was placed in a coma for three days to help his body recover from the trauma.

“On the third day he was brought around from the coma and although he had no idea what was going on I have never been so grateful.

“I am well aware that I am so privileged for Louis to be alive. Many people have lost family members with no prior warning due to cardiac problems. If it weren’t for his cardiac arrest happening in the presence of people who were trained in CPR I would be in a different situation today. He was off work for four months. Louis works at the Royal Stoke University Hospital as a maintenance technician, his colleagues performed CPR on him until the ambulance and paramedics arrived. Thankfully he was in the right place at the right time, if it was to happen anywhere he was in the best place he could have been.”

Since Louis’ collapse, Lucy organised a Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to conduct heart screenings for young people. Lucy and Louis along with Louis’s dad Jeremy Fallows and family friend Ian Marsh completed the challenge, involving Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, in three days.

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