Jean Johnson's 6-year-old daughter, Nikita, needs a lung and heart transplant. Her condition means that she requires long term care and since the announcement that the Children's Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds is closing, Jean fears travelling to Newcastle will have a negative impact on her health.
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