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Episode 3

15-year-old Marc McCay's only hope of life is a new heart. Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live. From June 2016.

August 2003 - life hangs in the balance for two teenage boys. A virus has attacked the heart of a Scottish boy called Mark McCay and he is slowly dying in a hospital bed in Newcastle. His only hope is a new heart. Down in Nottingham, 16 year-old Martin Burton is in intensive care with damage to the brain. His mother Sue had just been told there was no chance of recovery. His father Nigel has rushed home from the United States to be by his side. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

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