Amanda McCarthy

On the morning of Sunday 12th October 2008, myself and my wife Beverley were sat at home with our morning cup of tea. Beverley had just returned from dropping our son off to do his local paper round. When the phone rang, Beverley answered it and I immediately saw the colour drain from her face, […]


Charity Skins Game in memory of Aaron Lundy

Charity golf event at Portstewart Golf Club, featuring Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell, Irish PGA professional David Jones, Irish International and East of Ireland champion Paul Cutler and accomplished amateur Stuart Kyle.


Northern Ireland Postcard

Today in Belfast, Cardiac Risk in the Young launched its Northern Ireland postcard campaign. The symbolic postcard highlights the deaths of 12 young people from Northern Ireland of undiagnosed fatal heart conditions most of which are genetic. This is the latest leg in CRY’s campaign promoting the value of screening across Northern Ireland and the […]


Launch of the CRY Screening Service for Northern Ireland

The University of Ulster has teamed up with CRY to launch the first independently funded heart-screening clinic in Northern Ireland. CRY will offer a screening service based at the UU Clinic in the Jordanstown campus. Final-year Clinical Physiology students will have the opportunity to carry out the screenings after initial training from CRY representatives. The […]


Sarah Booth

In June 2010 my wife Ita and myself celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a long weekend in the beautiful City of Rome. While there we reflected on how sweet our life was and how fortunate we were to have three lovely children in Claire (19), Owen (16) and Sarah (15). However in the weekend […]


Aaron Lundy

On Saturday, September 18th 1999 my life changed forever. I received a phone call to come immediately to Coleraine Hospital. When I arrived I was met by the doctor who told me that my youngest son Aaron was dead. Aaron had left home for work at 5am. He returned at 10am and then went to […]


Marcella Doherty

Marcella Doherty was only 24 years old when she died of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC. Despite her untimely death being as a result of this undiagnosed killer, Marcella had symptoms in the week prior to her death. Sadly, diagnosis proved inadequate and Marcella was unable to convince the medical establishment about the seriousness […]