Friday, December 4, 2015

Heart transplant patient Amy Willis meets the cast of the new Peter Pan TV drama

The Independent UK | Anna Davis

Heart transplant patient Amy Willis had a much-needed morale boost when she was special guest at the premiere of a Christmas drama filmed at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

The 14-year-old, whose progress The Independent is following as part of the Give to GOSH appeal, is back in hospital fighting an infection just weeks after being allowed to return to her home near Chester.

But despite her disappointment at being readmitted, the teenager put on a brave face to attend the first screening of Peter And Wendy, an ITV drama starring Paloma Faith. It is a re-telling of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan and the story has parallels with Amy’s life.

The drama follows a 12-year-old girl who is awaiting treatment for a serious heart condition. Her mother, played by actress Laura Fraser, is distraught at the fear of losing her child, and the surgeon, played by Stanley Tucci, assures her he will do everything in his power to make the operation a success. Continue reading


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