“Swimming with Hero” is the autobiography of Dr Christopher Stockdale, family doctor, surgeon, open water marathon swimmer and long distance cyclist.
The author describes how, through extreme sporting endeavor and dedication, we can further fulfill our lives, transcend our apparent physical and mental limitations and realize our inherent ability to achieve the ‘impossibleRead more
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Dr. Chris Stockdale trained at Birmingham University Medical School and qualified in 1967. For four years he embraced a surgical career and passed his primary Surgical Fellowship examination (Glasgow) in 1969. In 1972 he decided to become a Family Doctor and was fortunate to obtain a position in a large historic General Practice in South Birmingham (Drs Bernays and Whitehouse, est. 1883).Read more
Five books have been an invaluable source of Teaching and Inspiration. Some of them may be hard to find but I wholeheartedly recommend them to every reader of Swimming With Hero who may wish to embark upon their own personal journey in search of their ‘impossible dream’.Read more
Julie Ridge & Judith Zimmer
Margaret A. Jarvis
University Hospitals Birmingham, England Charity, registered charity number 1165716, is the official charity of University Hospitals Birmingham, England. UHB Charity is an umbrella charity, made up of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, Heartlands Hospital Charity, Good Hope Hospital Charity and Solihull Hospital Charity.
The Charity works cross the hospital sites to support patients, families and staff at their hospitals by providing ‘added extras’ that are over and above that which is provided by the NHS.Read more
The Adele Francis Foundation is a charitable trust established to support cancer research and to foster a research ethos within the treatment of breast cancer The Foundation honours the memory of Professor Adele Francis, the first female breast surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, who passed away prematurely at the age of 57 in 2017. Professor Francis was the architect of the Association of Breast Surgeons current research strategy.Read more