Emo­tional reunion with ‘life­sav­ing’ medic

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

PAR­ENTS of a baby born with a se­ri­ous heart con­di­tion had an emo­tional reunion with the doc­tor they say saved their son’s life.

Sa­muel Bellerby, from Mac­cles­field, was born in Jan­uary with a valve miss­ing from his heart.

His par­ents Lisa and Steve claim David Wright, a con­sul­tant at Mac­cles­field Hospi­tal, spot­ted Sam’s rare con­di­tion and his ac­tions kept him alive.

Sam had ma­jor surgery at Alder Hey Hospi­tal in Liver­pool on March 7 which lasted nine hours. While he was re­cov­er­ing Dr Wright made an un­ex­pected visit.

Lisa said it was an emo­tional reunion.

She said: “We were com­pletely over­whelmed that Mr Wright came to visit. There was lots of tears.

“In his eyes he was just do­ing his job but to us he will al­ways be our hero and we can’t thank him enough.”

Sam’s brave jour­ney has just started and he will face more surgery in six months and twice more into adult­hood.

Lisa, a mum of three, said the fam­ily, who live on the We­ston es­tate, have been ‘com­pletely over­whelmed’ by the fundrais­ing that has taken place in Sam’s name.

For reg­u­lar up­dates on Sam visit the Facebook page Sam’s Fund.

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