Vicki remembers the 6am call from mum, the rush to get home just to sit with her dad Jim. They thought it was the end. It wasn’t.

Vicki was a teenager when her dad’s condition became critical. His organs were failing and he couldn’t even have a bath for fear of drowning. He was too weak to be considered for the transplant list.

Then, with weeks left to live, Jim was offered a revolutionary treatment. He was given an artificial heart in a pioneering operation.

Vicki and her mum had three more precious years with Jim, time they had thought impossible.

Vicki wears the Life badge to remember her father, the extra time they had together and the power of research to give Life.

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