Mum Completes Annual CRY Heart of Durham Every Year in Memory of Son Kevin Paterson

Sunderland Echo, 13th October 2019

In 2012, 36 year old Kevin Paterson collapsed minutes after completing the Birmingham Half Marathon. He passed away of a previously undiagnosed heart condition on the way to the hospital. Since then, his family has worked with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), raising tens of thousands of pounds in order fund screenings and promote awareness of conditions like the one which took Kevin’s life. His mother Patricia, along with family and friends, has been completing the annual CRY Durham Walk for the past 7 years. She states: “We all feel really strongly about continuing to raise awareness. At the walk, you look around and know that other people know how you’re feeling. It’s sad, but it is comforting.”

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