St Patrick's student Azri Mortimer was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy in December 2016 and told she needed a new heart within 12 months. After 14 months, her family was starting to lose hope.
On the 22nd of February, Arzi went into intensivecare at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital - “She was getting extremely sick,” her mother said. “I didn’t think we were going to come out. “She had been sleeping for five days.
At 1am that night, the hospital’s heart co-ordinator came to see her mother. They had found a donor heart and an hour later Azri was on the operating table to undergo a heart transplant.
“I now have my daughter back. It was a total miracle.”
Azri is now undergoing physiotherapy at the hospital and was released from care on Monday morning.