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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Family lucky to still have mum after near-death experience

Samantha Martin with her children, Caitlyn, 3, Tiarna, 6, and eight-week-old Jacob. Samantha is recovering from a double lung transplant at the Prince Charles Hospital. Picture: Claudia Baxter

POSING for pictures with her newborn son, Jacob, and two young daughters, 29-year-old Gold Coast mum Samantha Martin had no idea her body was about to give out.

Just a week after Jacob was born Ms Martin collapsed at a photo shoot. Her next clear memory was waking up in hospital and being told her life had been saved by a double lung transplant.

Now recovering in the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Ms Martin is still coming to terms with the sickness that hit without warning – and the gift of organ donation.

“To have Jacob healthy and happy is a miracle, I think. And for me, I know someone was there watching over me,” she said. VIDEO, Continue reading
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