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Video: Kyla and Shay follow their dreams with the help of the Children's Heartbeat Trust


A brave little girl who has twice had open heart surgery has spoken of how the condition won't stop her from reaching for the stars and becoming an astronaut.

Kyla McConnell from Belfast has congenital heart disease and has had a pacemaker fitted.

The six-year-old is one of the faces launching a new awareness campaign by the Children's Heartbeat Trust.

She is appearing on billboards across Northern Ireland along with nine-year-old Shay Bradley from Draperstown - who would love to be a fireman. Although he has undergone open heart surgery three times, Shay won't let anything stop him from following his dream.

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