Big life events can trigger us to re-evaluate what is important in life. Tracey Waddoups from Derbyshire decided it was time for a change after losing her mum Jean to a heart attack at just 61 years old.
“After losing my mum, I decided that I wanted to do something that I am very passionate about,” Tracey explained.
And it turned out that was first aid. Tracey had always enjoyed learning first aid – but mainly as just a hobby.
Now she was ready to make a career out of it, quitting her comfortable job at an IT engineering company for life as a British Red Cross first aid trainer instead.
But she wasn’t just switching careers. Tracey also set herself a monumental challenge in memory of her late mum – to train 6,100 people in first aid.
And just last week she hit her target.