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A quick note to say thank you… to the bookie who took me for a pint

When Richard Porter, 67, was diagnosed with a serious heart condition, a patient in the next bed taught him to draw on his own resources It was 1972, and I was 21 years old when I was diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta, a very serious heart condition. I was told I needed major surgery, but there was only a 50:50 chance I’d pull through. It was a huge operation, at the National Heart Hospital in London, and I went from being a sporty young man to someone who could hardly sit up.
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