THE family of a ten month-old baby who needs a new heart have spoken of their anguish as they wait for a vital transplant.

Frankie Fry, of Oxford Road, Clacton, has already had five open heart surgeries after he was born with complications.

Mum Emma and dad Peter are by his bedside in hospital after he had an external artificial heart fitted to keep him alive until a real organ becomes available.

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