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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Schoolgirl beats cancer and has life-saving heart transplant to return to class


ABERDEEN JOURNAL | Neil Drysdale

A courageous Moray youngster will rejoin her classmates at primary school today after overcoming cancer and receiving a life-saving heart transplant.

Ehryn Andrews managed to conquer a rare form of bone cancer, but the treatment, combined with Sepsis – a life-threatening immune system disorder – irreparably damaged her heart.

Last August, she underwent an eight-hour operation to replace the vital organ.

And the inspirational seven-year-old is now restored to health and has been excitedly preparing for the new school term.

Ehryn began classes at Greenwards Primary School in Elgin two years ago, but her education was thrown off course when she fell ill just two months into the term.

She was only able to make sporadic appearances at school while undergoing treatment for her illnesses, and rejoined her friends in P2 after the October holidays last year. Continue reading
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