Charlie, a Freemason of 44 years, has undergone numerous operations in recent years following three heart attacks. Charlie’s health began to deteriorate, and his wife Irene began to lose her sight as a consequence of diabetes.
“I had trouble walking, going outside my home and getting up and down the stairs. I’ve had three heart attacks, five bypasses and six stents, as well as a pacemaker and defibrillator,” says Charles.
“I’ve also got COPD which has restricted what I could do. It’s stopped me from walking to my local shops, or going to the park for a walk.”
Unfortunately, the treatment Irene desperately needed was not available through the NHS in their local area. The MCF provided a mobility scooter and stair lift for Charlie, and vital injections for Irene that have preserved her sight.