Olympian, #RogerBlack, recently met with fellow heart hero, and aspiring young athlete, Luke. Read on to find out what happened.
BHF Ambassador, Roger Black and 13 year old Luke Ball have more than just athletics in common – both were born with congenital heart disease, but have defied the odds to pursue their dreams.
Roger Black MBE, said: “It was fantastic to meet a fearless young athlete like Luke. I’ve never let my heart condition hold me back and it’s great to see that he isn’t either. I’m proud to be a British Heart Foundation Ambassador and their research helps people like Luke and myself lead a fit and healthy life, ultimately enabling us to pursue our dreams to become athletes.
Both Roger and Luke were told at one point that they may not be able to do strenuous physical activity. But they’ve been fearless in proving people wrong.
This July, we’re challenging the nation to be fearless by taking part in #FaceAFear and get sponsored to conquer your phobias.
Find out more at bhf.org.uk/faceafear