Vange Yatco-Kirch

My Activity Tracking

170.3 km

42 km

Support my challenge for Australian hearts

This October, I’ll be doing my personal best to raise funds to support The Heart Foundation.  

I’m going to conquer 42 km to raise funds for heart disease research that will help save lives.

Help me help!

As I lace up my running shoes and prepare to join the lifesaving marathon for heart disease, I can't help but reflect on the incredible journey that brought me here. It's a journey that began with a collapse at the end of a marathon finish line, and it's a journey that has led me to become a symbol of resilience and hope.

The day I collapsed, I thought my racing days were over. The finish line was in sight, and I could feel the excitement building within me. But then, in an instant, my world went dark, and I crumpled to the ground. I was fortunate that there were trained medical professionals nearby who acted swiftly to revive me. That experience was a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the unpredictability of heart disease.

But I refused to let that moment define me. Instead, I chose to turn it into a turning point. With the guidance of my doctors, I received an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), a device that would monitor and regulate my heart's rhythm. It was like having a guardian angel by my side, ready to step in if my heart ever faltered again.

As I continued my journey, I gained a new appreciation for life's preciousness. I learned to cherish every step I take and every heartbeat I feel. And I realized that I could use my story to inspire others to take charge of their heart health.

Now, as I stand at the starting line of this marathon, I carry with me not only the memory of that collapse but also the strength and resilience that emerged from it. My ICD serves as a constant reminder of the second chance I've been given and the importance of raising awareness about heart disease.

Today, I run not only for myself but for everyone affected by heart disease. I run to prove that it's possible to overcome adversity and come out stronger on the other side. And I run to remind others that they have the power to take control of their heart health and make a difference in their lives.

So, as I take those first steps toward the finish line of this lifesaving marathon, I do so with gratitude in my heart and determination in my stride. My journey may have started with a collapse, but it's a journey of resilience, hope, and a commitment to making every heartbeat count.

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God is faithful.


Sue Lilley

I’m so gratefully that your still with us and the joy you bring to my son and our families 💕💕 love you and take it easy (slow amd steady wins the race )


Alma Eustace

Hi Vange, I am so happy you are still here on earth as my best friend and I support you in this marathon because one of the bravest and kindest hearts I have ever known. I love you! Alma



I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest admiration and gratitude for your incredible journey of selflessness and resilience. Your unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on this world has been a constant source of inspiration for me.



Vange, you are unstoppable!!!!!. I love you for your generosity, for your selflessness, for your beautiful smile. I miss you .



You are an absolute unstoppable and I love you for that. Take it easy,it's a dear life you hold.


Anne Knight


Jane Dunstone

Go Vange!!



God is good.


Sally Phipps




Jess Faelnar

Go Ate Go! Love you x



Love you, You can do it. From Lisa


Jo Peterson

Fabulous effort!!! You’ve got this! ❤️❤️❤️



Good luck on your run!

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