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Sheila shares her future with town

PUBLISHED: 18:36 18 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

A LIFE-SAVING operation that has given a Woodbridge woman a brighter future has prompted her to brighten up her street for charity.

This time last year a shadow hung over Sheila Jarrold's future when she was told she needed a triple heart bypass.

A LIFE-SAVING operation that has given a Woodbridge woman a brighter future has prompted her to brighten up her street for charity.

This time last year a shadow hung over Sheila Jarrold's future when she was told she needed a triple heart bypass.

Mrs Jarrold, 68, of Bridgewood Street, was terrified, especially when consultants at Papworth Hospital informed her that she actually needed a quadruple heart bypass.

But just four months after the operation, she is on the mend and her husband Michael has decided to bring some festive cheer to the street.

During the evening people come from all over town to see their house with an outside Christmas tree decked out with lights and a gate that plays Christmas carols when you open it.

Mrs Jarrold said: "The children love coming up here to see it and their parents often say that it takes them back to their childhood.

"Everyone that passes say that they love it.

"Mike has spent a lot of time doing it."

Although the family decorates the house every year, so many people travel that way especially to see it that a friend suggested people should give donations that will go to charity.

They decided to raise money for Papworth Hospital because of the care that Mrs Jarrold received.

She said: "They looked after me so well, we were so grateful.

"They were so wonderful and don't get the funding that they should do.

"At one time if you were over 60, you would not even be considered for a heart bypass."


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