Falkirk’s Liza Morton is one of the brave heart patients featuring in a moving exhibition which opened in Glasgow today.
Scarred For Life is a photo exhibition of eight adults born with heart disease (congenital) running at the Kelvin grove Art Gallery and Museum until next month.
Psychologist Dr Morton (36) was one of three friends to come up with the idea to celebrate life through baring their scars.
Dr Morton, who is a model in the campaign and also Scottish campaign manager for The Somerville Foundation, said: “With more adults than children now living with CHD, it’s important to focus the lens on adults with CHD – a population estimated at 16,500 in Scotland.
“The participants’ stories movingly convey both the vulnerability and sheer strength of character needed to survive, mixed with a healthy dose of gratitude to be alive. We hope this campaign makes people more aware of the condition, the charity and the huge challenges we face – physically and mentally - especially as many of these adults require unique, lifelong care and support.”
For more information and photographs from the event, see next week’s Falkirk Herald.