A 21-month-old girl from the Isle of Man is waiting for a heart transplant in Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.
Ella Wiseman has been on life support since June, after a stroke and numerous operations.
At 10 months she was taken to Nobles Hospital after antibiotics failed to work, where her parents Amy and TJ were told she had pneumonia.
Ella was flown to Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital after being diagnosed with heart failure, which was confirmed as abnormal coronary artery at Alder Hey.
They would like to reunite the family in Newcastle at Christmas to celebrate Ella’s second birthday on Boxing Day.
Children's programme Mr Tumble, which has helped her to use sign language as a form of communication, would be the birthday party's theme.
Ella has spent months in hospital and throughout all this she still manages to smile. She is a fighter. A little trooper.