A YOUNGSTER who had a life-saving organ transplant has gone back to school.

Isabella-Faith Wragg, four, has chronic liver disease and had been on the organ transplant list for 17 months. She received the call in September to have the operation and after ten hours of surgery at Kings College Hospital in London, she has a functioning liver.

Mum Rachel Gledhill, from Colchester, said Izzy had only been at St John’s Green School in Colchester for two weeks when she got the call for the long-awaited transplant.

Her classmates missed her while she was in hospital and they made a special card with drawings in to send to her.

She has now had her first day back at school but must be careful as she is highly susceptible to illness. Rachel said: “She’s been fantastic. I’ve kept her in a little bubble to keep her germ free.“I’m so scared about her being back at school. I just hope everyone that comes in contact with her washes their hands and poorly children are left at home.”

Her new liver will last between five and ten years before it will need replacing as there is no cure for Izzy’s condition.