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Baby's 1st birthday following cow heart transplant

The tissue was used to mend a hole in his heart at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital

Baby makes first birthday following cow heart transplant

Ruben Weber-Jackson had two holes in his heart Credit: ITV News Central

A baby treated with tissue from a cow to mend a hole in his heart by surgeons at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital has passed his 1st birthday.

Just weeks after Ruben Weber-Jackson was born a problem with his breathing led him to being diagnosed with two holes in his heart.

But now after two open-heart operations he's behaving like any other child. His father has praised the work of those who carried out the operations.

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