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By the time he was six months old, 1 of Oli Wood’s lungs had collapsed and he had suffered paralysis and two heart attacks.
His mother Ruth, a former Royston resident, learnt her only youngster had multiple heart defects requiring life-saving surgery when he was just hours old. He became a single of the youngest young children in the country to undergo a full heart transplant.
Oli underwent 4 main operations – including getting fitted with an artificial heart – as surgeons tried to correct two holes in his heart, a leaking valve, and an abnormal heartbeat that can lead to heart failure.
“It was hellish,” mentioned Ruth, a former Meridian School pupil. “We didn’t assume he was going to make it. It was one particular thing immediately after another.”