Marfan syndrome sufferer Lai Sai-yu (left), 16 – who has undergone heart surgery at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road to improve her condition – with her father, Lai Chi-leung, who was told soon after her birth that she may not live long. Photo: Ali Ghorbani

How heart surgery transformed life and gave ‘hope’ to teenage girl

Doctors told parents of newborn Marfan syndrome sufferer she may not live long 16 years ago, but advances in medicine have saved her life

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Marfan syndrome sufferer Lai Sai-yu (left), 16 – who has undergone heart surgery at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road to improve her condition – with her father, Lai Chi-leung, who was told soon after her birth that she may not live long. Photo: Ali Ghorbani
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