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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Two-year-old toddler with rare heart condition dies



ASIA ONE | THE STRAIT TIMES

Follow-up to previous report, 

After fighting for her life in hospital for two weeks, two-year-old Wong ZiQin, who was born with a rare heart condition and was in need of a child heart transplant, died yesterday.

Her father, Mr Keller Wong, 42, said the family made the decision to take her off life support before her blood toxicity rose and her condition deteriorated further.

Her family had hoped she would recover enough to be placed on a mechanical heart while waiting for a child heart transplant.

They now hope ZiQin's story will raise awareness about the need for more child organ donors.

"She wasn't the only one; in the hospital we met many other children in the same situation, so we hope things can improve for them," said Mr Wong's sister, Megan, 43.

A Ministry of Health spokesman said paediatric heart transplantation is not available here now. Continue reading

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