A WOMAN who started a charity after the death of her father was honored at the Palace of Westminster.
Catherine Fowler, from Worthing, was one of 25 people to receive the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCA) on July 7th.
She received the BCA Medal of Honor at the eighth annual BCA event, which recognizes those who make a positive impact on their communities, charities and individual causes.
Following the loss of her father, Tim Fleming, who died of an aortic dissection in 2015, Catherine has worked tirelessly to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
What started as a family petition grew into a national campaign in 2017 as Catherine worked to drive change, improve diagnosis rates and save lives by raising awareness of aortic dissection in emergency medicine.
In 2020, The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust (TADCT) was officially formed as a registered charity.
It funds studies for medical research projects on the detection, prevention, treatment and healing of aortic dissection.
At the Palace of Westminster, Catherine was presented with her Medal of Honor by Wendy Pretten of Places For People and invited to use the letters BCAh after her name.
Wendy said, “We are thrilled to be part of the celebration of dedicated individuals who, despite life’s many challenges, have worked selflessly and tirelessly to improve the lives of those around them.
“Our meritorious medalists have been instrumental in making their communities and society at large special places to live. I can say from the bottom of my heart that I am honored to present these bright stars with their BCA Medal of Honor.”
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