Meet SuperTed, the brave little boy with a serious heart defect who"s battling to stay alive

Meet SuperTed, the brave little boy with a serious heart defect who's battling to stay alive Ted Rourke has defect that stops oxygen being pumped around his bodySix-month-old has already survived two bouts of major surgery Now being kept alive by a heart bypass and a feeding machineHis bravery has earned him the nickname SuperTed, after cartoon character By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:28 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:19 GMT, 6 February 2013 The parents of a baby boy with a killer heart defect have spoken of his gruelling battle to stay alive.

The baby diagnosed with lethal heart condition after photos showed he was turning blue

Saved by a photo shoot: Baby diagnosed with lethal heart condition after family got their snaps back – and realised he was turning blue Danny Davies looked slightly purple when he was born, but doctors assumed he was simply bruised by his arrivalHad professional pictures taken of him at just a few weeks oldWhen the snaps came back, his parents noticed the purple blotches had worsenedTests reveled he had low oxygen levels caused by rare heart defect | UPDATED: 16:36 GMT, 18 December 2012 When Neil and Fran Davies booked a professional photography session, they had hoped to get treasured family snaps of their son Danny at just a few weeks old.

How doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born

A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 18 December 2012 Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Claire Muse, 31, a computer technician from Newcastle, was told that her unborn daughter had a serious heart defect.

A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica Muse just 20 minutes after she was born

A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born | UPDATED: 03:21 GMT, 18 December 2012 Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Claire Muse, 31, a computer technician from Newcastle, was told that her unborn daughter had a serious heart defect.

The secret diary of courage by Alzheimer wife, 39: Husband discovers heartbreaking notes detailing her care wishes – and he"d followed him to the…

The secret diary of courage by Alzheimer wife, 39: Husband discovers heartbreaking notes detailing her care wishes – and he'd followed him to the letter Steve Boryszczuk realised he'd followed his wife Michelle's wishes when he moved her into a specialist care homeShe was diagnosed with the disease aged just 39 and is now bed-bound and needs round-the-clock care She had spent eight years writing detailed notes about how she wanted to be looked after which her husband has just discovered | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 3 September 2012 After watching his young wife succumb to the ravages of Alzheimer's, Steve Boryszczuk faced the heart-rending decision so many carers have had to confront – whether or not to place their loved one in a care home.

Devoted husband discovers wifes heartbreaking letters revealing her wishes for care after onset of Alzheimers

Husband of Alzheimer's sufferer discovers heartbreaking notes detailing wife's care wishes – and he'd followed them to the letterSteve Boryszczuk realised he'd followed his wife Michelle's wishes to the letter when he moved her into a specialist care homeShe was diagnosed with the disease aged just 39 and is now bed-bound and needs round-the-clock care She had spent eight years writing detailed notes about how she wanted to be looked after which her husband has just discovered | UPDATED: 15:24 GMT, 3 September 2012 A devoted husband who ‘lost’ his wife to early-onset dementia has discovered detailed diaries written before she became one of Britain’s youngest ever Alzheimer’s sufferers detailing how she wanted to be cared for.

Baby girl becomes youngest ever to have cardiac operation after heart swells to twice its normal size

Baby girl becomes youngest ever to have life-saving operation after heart swells to twice its normal size Phoebe was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that meant the blood vessels that supplied blood to her heart were not connectedOne in 20,000 newborns have the condition and 90 per cent don't survive beyond their first birthday without surgery | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 14 August 2012 A four-week old baby girl has become the youngest Briton to receive a life-saving cardiac operation, after her heart swelled to twice its normal size within days of her birth.