Patrick Dixon // South West

Having the opportunity to photograph Brenda for the second phase of the Heart Valve Voice "A New You" competition was such an honour. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this whole challenge. It was an eye-opening experience to see the drive, determination, energy and above all else FUN in this amazing 84 years YOUNG recovering TAVI patient! Brenda is truly an inspiration to all current and future Heart Valve Surgery patients and indeed to us all. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm could be seen first hand to have a massive positive influence on all those she came into contact with during our time spent together. It has been a true privilege to take part in this competition and I have made a friend for life. Thank you Brenda.

Competition timings

Submission Deadline: 10th of May 2019

Regional selection: 3rd of June 2019

Regional finalists photography documentary creation: 4th of June to 16th of September 2019

National final and exhibit at House of Parliament: Autumn 2019