Dad of 18-month-old who needs a new heart launches appeal for a donor

Little Beatrix Archbold, from County Durham, underwent a series of operations earlier this year after suffering heart failure and is now facing a grueling wait for a successful donor.

The parents of a toddler who desperately needs a heart transplant has issued a fresh appeal to find a donor who can help save her life.

Beatrix ‘Bea’ Archbold, 18-months-old from Burnopfield, County Durham, underwent a series of gruelling operations after suffering heart failure and is now facing a tense wait for a new heart at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital alongside parents Terry and Cheryl.

In a fresh appeal to try and find the infant a new heart, her family have recounted the ‘horrific’ ordeal that they went through earlier this year.

In May, Cheryl and older daughter Eliza, 11, tested positive for Covid-19 after returning home from a holiday to Florida.

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