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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Teen who received lifesaving kidney transplant from her own mum overcomes illness to achieve amazing exam results


SOUTHEND STANDARD | John Lucas

NOT every student likes to collect their exam results with their parents in tow, but Lizzi Kernott and her mum Sarah share a special bond.

Turning up at Chase High School in Westcliff laughing and smiling, few would have guessed that just under a year ago Lizzi was recovering from a kidney transplant, with the organ coming from her own mother.

But the hard-working 18-year-old made the most of her time off from school by studying, with stellar results.

Lizzi, of Eastwood Lane, Westcliff, got a triple distinction star in her health and social care BTEC, equivalent to three A* grades at A-level. Continue reading
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