A common cold could have killed this brave Sunderland boy

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BABY Oliver Gleeson has been back in hospital fighting for breath after he was struck down with a potentially-fatal cold.

The 19-month-old has been on a ventilator at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary since he was hit by the virus, despite the fact it would be harmless to most children his age.

But for a little boy like Oliver, born with half a heart, a run-of-the-mill cold is life-threatening.

 

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