Dad is the reason for Courtney’s run

Stephen Willey and his daughter Courtney. d419919
Stephen Willey and his daughter Courtney. d419919

Her father, Stephen, had a heart attack in February this year at the age of 58.

Mr Willey underwent a triple by-pass and is now recovering.

Courtney ran for the Heart Foundation to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, Australia’s single biggest cause of death. ‘Dad’s heart attack made us think about our health a lot more and our family has definitely changed the way we eat,’ she said.

‘I’ve always been very active, but now I definitely look at what food I put into my body as well.

‘Dad has been walking every day, eating very healthy and has cut back on drinking beer ” I guess he got another shot at life and he’s not taking that for granted.’

Courtney is hoping to raise about $1500 by taking part in the run. To donate, visit https://hbfrun2014.everydayhero.com/au/Courtney.