“I AM a nurse and I thought I knew everything about organ donation,” says Julie Allistone, whose daughter Jade suffered a heart attack and was told she would need a new organ. “Actually,” her mum continued, “I knew very little.”
Jade (right) was just 11 when she began to experience pain in her chest. She was seen by her GP, who said there was nothing wrong.
With no obvious reason behind the discomfort, Jade and her family hoped it was something she would get over. Even in their worst nightmares they could not have envisaged what was to come.
She had a massive heart attack and was rushed to hospital where she stayed under observation until being allowed home for Christmas.
Things looked to be improving, with Jade apparently on the mend, until, as her mum explained, the family was given a bombshell out of the blue.
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