Family and friends of a teenager waiting for a heart transplant have raised thousands to fund specialist medical equipment for the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The fund-raising campaign, which has now topped £10,000, was launched after 14-year-old Amy Willis was struck down by a sudden virus infection, leaving her seriously ill in hospital.
The teenager who lives in Penymynydd in Flintshire, previously had no health problems but now relies on a mechanical heart to keep her alive while she waits for a donor heart to become available.
However Amy, a pupil at St David’s High School in Saltney, became ill in November 2014, suffering from a cough, cold and sickness.
She underwent open heart surgery to have the Heart Ware device implanted into her chest – becoming only the fourth teenager in the UK to undergo such a procedure. Continue reading
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