A new heart for Amy

Independent On Line | Nabeelah Shaik

Durban - Giving birth to a child will fill your heart. But watching a beloved child struggle for breath, will break it.

The parents of 5-year-old Amy Miller, who suffers from a congenital heart defect that threatens to cut her life short, are appealing to readers to consider organ donation so that in case of death, you may pass the gift of a longer life to their “little fairy princess”.

Amy was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This means that the left side did not develop, leaving the right side to take all the strain.

This also caused her heart’s muscles to develop abnormally, and now, her only hope is a new heart.

Amy has already had heart failure three times and three major heart operations.

Her mother, Natasha Miller, described Amy’s condition as an uphill battle and said Amy had been through a tough eight weeks. Continue reading