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Miracle girl Shonali to open school fayre

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD “miracle girl” will be the sar of the show at Oak Cottage Primary School this weekend.

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD “miracle girl” will be the sar of the show at Oak Cottage Primary School this weekend.

Shonali Banerjee will be opening the summer fayre at the school after winning a contest to design a brochure for the event.

The brave youngster who was born with a hole in the heart was at death’s door, quite literally, last autumn but was resuscitated by her parents, who are both doctorr.

Her father Dr Arpan Banerjee, who works at Heartlands and Solihull hospitals said: “She had surgery for a hole in her heart when she was three months old then had to have a pacemaker fitted when she was three. Last October the pacemaker had broken and she died on the floor of our lounge. We resuscitated her using cardio pulmonary resuscitation and she was taken to Heartlands Hospital where she was unconscious for three or four days and on a life support machine.”

Dr Banerjee said the whole family wanted to say a big thank-you to staff at Heartlands Hospital’s casualty unit and at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Intensive Treatment Unit for looking after Shonali

The Oak Cottage summer fayre takes place this Saturday from 1pm until 4pm. The school is in Greswolde Road but due to roadworks and problems with access organisers are advising people to enter via the Bryanston Road entrance.

 

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