London Lite Wednesday, 29 July 2009 11 HannaH opts for transplant despite Historic legal win let me die girl,14,gets anewheart Gatwick gunman pet cat survives 50ft balcony fall A CAT has survived a 50ft plunge from a fifth-floor balcony. One- year-old Suki fell from the flat in Forest Gate, north-east London, in high winds. Owner Steve Hainsworth said: I was sure shed be dead. Suki returned three days later. dangers are not to be sniffed at SneezInG and drinking tea are common causes of injury, a survey of 7,000 people has found. Among the more bizarre ways people have hurt themselves were choking on a drink, falling out of bed and tripping over their pet dog. HannaH Jones, the teenager who fought to refuse a transplant, has received a new heart at Great ormond street Hospital. she was recovering today from the life-saving operation after doctors found a donor and airlifted the 14-year-old to the childrens hospital. Her parents, Kirsty, 42, a former nurse and andrew, 43, from Hereford, were at her bedside following the successful surgery by a team of experts. a family friend said: shes a brave kid and everyone is praying she makes a full recovery. But it will be a few days before she is out of the woods. Hannah made legal history last year when she won her bid to stop doctors forcing her to undergo a transplant. she had wanted to spend more time at home with her family. But last week the leukaemia patient, who has suffered acute heart problems since the age of four, changed her mind and was back on the transplant list. she said: after lots of tests I realised quickly stunned and arrested on the spot. The incident is not believed to have been terrorism-related. The suspect, who is thought to live in the Crawley area, was taken away for questioning. He was examined by a doctor but has not been held under the Mental Health Act. Police have not said if the gun was real or imitation. Geoff Williams, head of security at Gatwick airport said: The joint security arrangements between the airport and the police resolved the situation promptly and without injury. by GeorGina LittLejohn Sick of hospitals: Hannah nine years ago there were more benefits to having a new heart. I know I decided that I defi- nitely didnt want this but everyone is entitled to change their mind. If I had a new heart Id be on less tablets than I am at the moment. Her difficult decision came after she suffered partial kidney failure five days after her birthday on 12 July. Doctors rushed her to Hereford Hospital but her heart was too weak to cope with dialysis. It meant that she had no option but to go back on the transplant list or risk total kidney failure. Her parents have said t h e y a r e d e l i g h t e d Hannah changed her mind, after she had said she was sick of hospi- tals and could not face the trauma of more surgery. Delighted: Hannah Jones after her decision, with mother Kirsty E ContinuedfromPage1 H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html