MANSELL. QUEEN OF HEARTS. MUM WAITING FOR FOURTH HEART.
THIS is the tragic mum who needs her FOURTH new heart - to try and survive to help her young daughter beat the SAME deadly disease.
Donna Mansell suffers from cardiomyopathy - a genetic heart condition that killed her brother James at the age of 18 - and which she has passed to her daughter Leonie, seven.
At the moment, Leonie’s condition is controlled by medication - but in the future she may face the same battle as her mother.
Mrs Mansell, 26, has already had two successive heart transplants - and is currently waiting for her third donor heart.
if she gets her transplant in time - she will be the only woman in the UK ever to have had four hearts.
She said: ‘I’m determined to fight every step of the way so I can be here for my daughter. [download copy]