Toddler in his heart

Little Sophie Gwynne was a completely normal little 18-month-old on July 23, 2006. The day before she had a cold. The next day she died of two heart conditions no one could have foreseen. In a few weeks’ time her dad Mark will ride 330km to Cooktown in Sophie’s...

Dan’s got heart

WHEN Dan Elsden went to Brisbane for a cardiac procedure 15 years ago, he bought his family’s Christmas presents early “just in case”. Then aged 32 and a father of two little girls, the unknown quantity about his relatively simple procedure and having to travel away...

Lyngcoln family saddle up

MOTIVATED by the loss of their mother, the Lyngcoln brothers are not afraid of hard work. In fact, the trio formed the Annie’s Army Cardiac Challenge team last year, six months after the loss of their mother Annie. Team spokesman Nick Lyngcoln said the team raised...

CHILDREN throughout Far North Queensland and beyond will benefit from the hard work of hundreds of cyclists. The annual Mt Franklin Cardiac Challenge fundraising bike ride from Cairns to Cooktown, has this year identified a paediatric cardiac ultrasound as one of the...