LITTLE girl suffers a rare condition which means she could die if she gets upset.

Four-year-old Isabell Tipper has four life-threatening Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) which causes her to go floppy and her nose, lips, fingers as well as toenails to turn blue.

The youngster was diagnosed at six weeks , reports The Sun.

She underwent emergency open-heart surgery at six months old where doctors cut the excess fat and muscle from her pulmonary artery.

But it has now grown back and doctors say they must wait for Isabell to “deteriorate more” until they can give her a life-saving pulmonary artery transplant.

Concerned mum Kimberley, 27, from Birmingham said: “It’s absolutely heartbreaking. They are asking us to watch her get worse in front of us.”

Meanwhile the mum-of-four along with her fiance Ian Salat, 38, have decided to appeal to strangers to send Isabell birthday cards to keep her spirits high.

“Isabell has always loves getting mail,” her mum explained. “So when we read about a poorly little girl in America who asked for strangers to send her post we thought it would be perfect.

“We need all the help we can get and we want to make this birthday extra special for her. If she doesn’t stay happy it could potentially kill her.

“When she cries she doesn’t breath fully, and because her heart is so weak that’s enough to starve her of oxygen. She goes floppy and her lips, the tip of her nose and her finger and toenails start turning blue.

“It’s horrible, it’s like she’s no longer with us when it happens. Thankfully we have always managed to calm her down.”

We wish her all the best.

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  • The medical staff are probably hoping she will stay well for longer and grow more before they do the surgery. Heart surgery carries a higher risk than many minor ones do.


  • This is a heart breaking situation xx


  • That would be a terrible situation to live with on a daily basis. Young children get upset for all manner of reasons, so hard to keep it under control


  • Poor little girl. That must be terrible for her family


  • Aw bless this girl and her family, it must be like walking on egg shells ! Hope & pray one day she will be recovered fully !!


  • Wishing her all the best.


  • What a horrible illness, really! What a huge struggle for all of them!!


  • Just when you think you’ve heard and seen everything, wow. How scary for this family to live with this condition. What a beautiful little girl. I hope she has a wonderful birthday and receives lots and lots of cards and letters.


  • What a bizarre, rare and scary illness. I wish her all the best and hope she has a world of happiness come her way zx


  • Such a delicate little body and such a big heart – hope she has a happy life. Such a hard thing trying to ensure peace and calm in a child. Wishing them all the best.


  • That would make it so hard to discipline her.


  • Wow how hard that would be to be told that she is too well for surgery. Poor little thing


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