Why this Leeds charity has a very special place in the city's heart - YEP says

It’s a cause that is very close to this city’s heart.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 5:00 pm
Bella Rodgers with her mum Rebecca.

Over the years Leeds’s Congenital Heart Unit has saved the lives of so many young patients.

And the family of little Bella Rodgers know all too well about the unit’s extraordinary work.

Bella had her first open heart surgery at just five days old and now as she marks her fifth birthday her family’s gratitude goes above and beyond to those who battled to save her life.

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The youngster’s story features in the latest campaign video for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund to raise money to ensure other children, like Bella, have the very best chance of survival.

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