Simon AKA Shilly Shildrick


Total raised:


(offline: £21,630.92)

With Gift Aid: £21,755.92

Target: £50,000.00

Page created by
Nicola Shildrick on 19/12/2017

Simon AKA Shilly Shildrick

Just an Ordinary Day

The 6th October 2016 started off as an ordinary day. I was the first to leave for work. Simon took our children aged 8 & 5 years to school then drove to work himself. We had a quick chat at lunchtime 'just because' and messaged one another on my journey home.

A short time after I got in from work Shilly left to go & play football as he always did on a Thursday evening. Less than an hour later my mobile rang. It was my friend calling me to say that Simon had collapsed.

On arrival at the football ground I was met by one of the players and a police officer. I followed the ambulance to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
On arrival at A&E, I was ushered straight into a waiting room, accompanied by a police officer. A short while later, two doctors came in and told me the unthinkable - that my amazing, kind, funny, seemingly fit and healthy husband had died suddenly from a cardiac arrest. I fell to the floor.

The next morning, I watched my two children sleeping peacefully, totally oblivious to the heart wrenching news that I was about to tell them. I couldn't believe the words coming out of my mouth that they would never see their incredible Daddy, ever again.

Shilly died of Acute Left Ventricular Failure due to Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy; we had celebrated his 40th birthday exactly 5 weeks before. Shilly was fit, he ran, went to the gym and of course played football.

Arrthymogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

Arrthymogenic Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, more commonly known as Arrthymogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare disease of the heart muscle. It's a genetic condition that tends to occur in families.

I want to raise awareness of ARVC and reduce the devastating impact on young families like ourselves.

I hope that with your support, along with that of Shilly's family, friends and former colleagues, that we can fund a piece of specific research to further identify the genetic conditions of ARVC and help reduce the number of premature deaths.

I'd therefore be massively grateful if you were able to support my page by donating as little or as much as you can.

This page has been set up especially for those who can't join us on the 16th and have asked me if they can still contribute in some way.

A huge thank you from us all.

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