Inspirational Prudhoe girl brought back to life six times receives new heart

Chronicle Live UK | Craig Thompson

Amelia Marran in hospital

A desperately ill little girl who was brought back to life six times has received the gift she has been waiting for - a new heart.

Amelia Marran is recovering in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital after undergoing the transplant, without which she would have died.

Sitting by her hospital bedside, the four-year-old’s mum Lisa Armstrong described her helpless anguish when told her daughter had gone into cardiac arrest time and time again - and the joy at finding out a new heart had been found.

Lisa, 37, said: “The doctors told me there was nothing else they could do for her. That she would die.

“When they said a heart had been found it was surreal; incredible; it changed everything.” Continue reading