One mother meets the girl who is keeps her daughter’s heart beating

Melody Travaglio’s seven-year-old heart stopped beating on July 7, 2015 in the middle of the night. Amber Travaglio, her mother and registered nurse, frantically began CPR. Her daughter’s pulse returned, but she couldn’t get air to Melody’s lungs.

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