Addison was diagnosed with a staph infection, which caused damage to her heart.

Addison was diagnosed with a heart defect in 2012. Initially doctors thought she had a cold, but unfortunately it was much worse and she was

Addison was transferred to Starship Hospital where she needed continuous IV antibiotics and several operations over seven weeks.

Unfortunately the infection caused damage to her heart, which means Addison will likely need more surgery to correct her condition as she grows.

It took one year for Addison to recover but she is now back running around, enjoying netball and hiphop dancing. Addison lives with her mum, dad and brother Luke.

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