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Touching first sound made by baby believed to be mute after tracheotomy

Charlie was believed to be mute after a tracheotomy Picture: North News)

The parents of a ‘miracle’ baby who was left mute by surgery have shared a touching recording of his first sounds.

Charlie Douthwaite, now 18 weeks old, faced a race against the clock when he was born in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, last October.

His parents launched a desperate appeal for organ donors after their son was born with only half a heart.

Tracie and Steven shared the emotional plea on Facebook and managed to find a match for Charlie, who was the smallest baby looking for a heart in all of the EU.

The transplant operation was successful, but… Read the full story

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