A Life-saving Gift in Memory of Shivohn Watson
Shivohn, a young teen from Merseyside was at home earlier this year when she suddenly suffered from a cardiac arrest, Shivohn sadly died from heart failure despite having no previous illness or heart problems.
Her sudden death left her family and friends in a state of shock, however the unpredictability of her death has encouraged her mother, Beverley Watson to fund raise to purchase a defibrillator for Haydock High School where Shivohn attended in memory of her daughter. Beverley Watson is purchasing the defibrillator through Hand on Heart Charity and will present it to the school to ensure Haydock High is equipped with the life-saving equipment that could potentially save a life should someone suffer from a cardiac arrest.
Beverley Watson has said; "My aim is to buy and supply Haydock High School with a defibrillator.She left us so very suddenly and left us in such shock, she was turning into a beautiful young lady with a very funny sense of humour. Would do anything for any one and was loyal to her friends, she was such a lively and fun loving girl who is sadly and deeply missed by everyone that met her."
Shivohn's mother has already raised over £1,100 from a race night and by doing a 5 ½ mile sponsored walk from Leigh Arms pub in Newton to Primrose Vaults pub in Blackbrook. Beverley has fund raising events planned again for October where she hopes to raise the remaining cost of a Gold Package Defibrillator for her daughters school.
12 young people die every week due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest and so the placement of a defibrillator in the community will help to prevent anymore needless deaths at such a young age.
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