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Sergio Petrucci of Red Sky Ball: “We were the lucky ones – there are children that don’t make it unfortunately.”

According to the NHS, congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of birth defect, affecting up to nine in every 1,000 babies born in the UK. And one little girl from Sunderland was one of those nine affected. Luna Petrucci, now four years old, was diagnosed shortly before her second birthday […]

Kaitlyn Sedon, 13, with her hearing dog Rowan/permission to use photo from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

EXCLUSIVE: Northumberland girl praises hearing dog Rowan as “bestest friend in the whole wide universe” ahead of Gateshead event

A young girl from a Northumberland village has praised her hearing dog ahead of an event in Gateshead this weekend. Kaitlyn Soden, from Ellington, has auditory neuropathy, meaning her inner ear receives sounds normally, but she has difficulty processing sounds. The 12-year-old now has hearing dog, Rowan. “She is my […]