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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Heart of Gold
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'Anna is a young girl enjoying life and trying to make the most of everything she loves to do in life although she tires very easily. Her mother becomes concerned of the unusual health symptoms Anna is showing and takes her to see a doctor for a check-up. By listening through a stethoscope, the doctor notices a heart murmur and at that point, everything comes to a standstill. A long, hard journey is about to begin for Anna and her family. A few days after the appointment, Anna goes to have an MRI scan referred by her doctor. She goes into a big tunnel where the MRI machine takes photos of her heart. Later that day, accompanied by her family, Anna visits a doctor specialising in the heart called a cardiologist. He delivers the news that her heart is not working properly, meaning that she will require an open heart surgery.

'After the consultation, Anna starts to think how the surgery is going to go about and what the surgeons will do to fix her heart. Her family tries to keep her as happy as possible. Finally it is the day of her open heart surgery. Anna is admitted to hospital and lays on a bed, where an anaesthetist puts a needle into her arm to make her go to sleep so she will not feel anything during the surgery. Anna is fast asleep not long after the needle and ready for her four-hour open heart surgery. Many noises occurred during the surgery and all the surgeons and nurses are very busy. On completion, the surgeons are very happy with how the surgery went and everyone claps and cheers.

'It is hard for Anna during the recovery stage, where there are days when she feels happy, and days when she feels sad. She makes many friends whilst in hospital including a girl named Hayley, who also had an open heart surgery. When Anna leaves hospital and starts to get back into her normal routine, she and everyone around her notice a massive difference in her energy levels. She is back doing everything she loves with a brand new heart. Anna and her family cannot be any happier.' 

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    • Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Little Steps , 2020 .
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      • Published: 27th February 2020
      ISBN: 9781925839470
Last amended 25 Mar 2020 08:50:21