A DAD has thanked an ‘amazing’ hospital for saving a family member's life who had open heart surgery at just 18 month's old.

A family member of Christopher Pizey had to have a mechanical valve fitted at Noah's Ark Hospital in Cardiff as just a baby.

Christopher Pizey, is now climbing Pen-Y-Fan everyday in November in a bid to give back to the hospital who were ‘like a family.’

South Wales Argus: Christopher Pizey is climbing Pen-Y-Fan everyday in NovemberChristopher Pizey is climbing Pen-Y-Fan everyday in November (Image: Christopher Pizey)

Mr Pizey said: “Noah's Ark Hospital has done a fantastic job of keeping a much loved member of our family alive and continue to provide an outstanding duty of care.

"We could never justify how grateful we are to have the care the hospital provides and all they do to keep them happy and in good health.

"We’re still in touch with the hospital every day for dosage guidance on how much warfarin they require.

South Wales Argus: Christopher in all the gear ready to climb Pen-Y-FanChristopher in all the gear ready to climb Pen-Y-Fan (Image: Christopher Pizey)

“I will be walking Pen - y - Fan Mountain every day in November to raise as much funds as possible to donate to the Pelican ward at Noah's Ark Hospital.

“On Sunday December 3 a load of us is going to do the walk and will hopefully raise more money for the hospital.

“They were amazing and were like a family and were always there. It is the least I can do."

Mr Pizey has sent up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his selfless act.

You can view the GoFundMe page here.