Remembering Richard Lampert26 September 2021
Richard was remarkable. He inspired many others through his actions and supportive comments. He always seized the day and had a full, happy and active life. Richard was one of the longest surviving heart transplant patients and a source of huge encouragement and inspiration.
Richard passed away unexpectedly last week at Bedford Hospital. Everything happened very quickly and I was with him the whole time. It was just a normal morning, we woke up together at home with Holly and we were looking forward to spending the day together. We were talking about all our future plans and adventures. Definitely the best way to go for Richard but we are all obviously in shock. He was a much loved husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin and had many friends. And of course he was a brilliant dog dad!
Richard was remarkable. He inspired many others through his actions and supportive comments. He always seized the day and had a full, happy and active life. Richard was one of the longest surviving heart transplant patients and a source of huge encouragement and inspiration to others. We recently celebrated his 34th anniversary.
You can read his story here:
I will be leaving Richard’s Facebook page as a memorial to his amazing life, so that we can remember just some of the many things he did. We had so many adventures together and lots planned to look forward to.
Richard was going to do the 100 mile British Heart Foundation walk this month. Holly and I are walking in his memory.
A massive thank you to the NHS who’ve looked after Richard so well over the years and especially to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Finally, a huge thank you to his original donor, without whom the last 34 years wouldn’t have been possible. Please consider organ donation: