Rheumatic Fever – A Mother’s Story

Justin: This started with a sore throat Tristan: I had open heart surgery [Tongan] Translation: They told me that Tristan has rheumatic fever I didn’t know if my son would live, or die My heart was in great pain As if I had Tristan’s illness If I knew that this sickness starts with a sore throat I would have taken him to the doctor earlier Voice over: Sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage If your child has a sore throat call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice

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