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New heart, new hope for Emily

PUBLISHED: 11:30 11 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:31 03 March 2010

LITTLE Emily Gentry is only six years old but already bravery beyond her years has seen her win a battle which could have ended her life.

LITTLE Emily Gentry is only six years old but already bravery beyond her years has seen her win a battle which could have ended her life.

The courageous six-year-old has been through more in the last few months than most people will have to endure in a lifetime.

After being diagnosed with a condition that attacks the heart, the Suffolk schoolgirl had to undergo a vital heart transplant.

Despite responding badly to the treatment at times, Emily is now back home with her devoted parents Mark and Marie.

Although they have had to face a traumatic time Emily and her family have stayed positive throughout their darkest moments.

Their full, emotional story is in tonight's EVENING STAR.

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