Child Campaigner up for Award

Ria Pahwa,14, from Leicester, who has campaigned for the survival of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital has been nominated for a Lord Lieutenant's award.

Young heart unit campaigner up for award

Ria talking to ITV News Central's Jane Hesketh

Ria Pahwa, the 14-year old who campaigned for the survival of the children's heart surgery unit at Glenfield Hospital, has been nominated for a Lord Lieutenant's award.

Ria, from Leicester, was born with a rare congenital heart condition and has undergone seven complicated procedures, the last of which caused a stroke.

She says her life is owed to the unit at Glenfield.

The scheme, which closes to entrants tonight, celebrates and rewards the achievements of young people in Leicestershire.

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