Teenage heart unit campaigner up for top award

A teenage heart patient who has campaigned to keep her local cardiac unit open, has been nominated for a top award.

Ria Pahwa, 14, from Leicester, has organised rallies and petitions to prevent the Glenfield Childrens heart unit from closing in Leicester and moving to Birmingham.

The government has now ordered a second review into the decision.

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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.