Eli's brave fight

ELI Maddern-Andrews was never expected to make it to his fourth birthday.

Eli Maddern-Andrews with his parents Caitlin Andrews and Xavier Maddern. Picture: Louise Donges

Eli Maddern-Andrews with his parents Caitlin Andrews and Xavier Maddern. Picture: Louise Donges

Born with congenital heart disease, he had his first open heart surgery days after birth.

Just months later, he had to return to the Royal Children’s Hospital for lifesaving treatment where things were touch and go for a long time.

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