A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy who was told he would need medication for life after being born with a broken heart is celebrating - after being told he no longer needs treatment.

Logan Spiers from Leigh was born with a closed heart valve at St Mary's Hospital.

At just three days old he was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where he had an operation to insert a balloon into the aorta, which was inflated to stretch the valve.

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Logan when he was a baby

Since then he has been on numerous medications to cope with the condition and missed a lot of school.

But despite this the Christ Church Primary pupil, along with his family, have raised £5,000 over the years to thank the hospital for saving his life.

However yesterday, Wednesday, November 27, Logan's mum Keeley Spiers, 29, and dad Alan Spiers, 26, got the shock of their lives after a doctor confirmed that Logan's heart has healed so much that he no longer needs any further treatment.

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Keeley, Logan, Alan and Taiyah-Anne

Mum-of-two Keeley said: "We've been back and forth to hospital since he was a baby to have checks, and four weeks ago we got a call to say they were going to take him off his medication.

"We thought it was a trial period, but yesterday when we went in, his doctor Rob Johnson says he was amazed.

”Logan's heart is so good now, it's almost normal and he doesn't need any more medication.

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Logan with Dr Rob Johnson

"There have been things he couldn't do like other little kids his age, like play football or even have popping candy, but as of yesterday we've been told he can do all of that and not worry.

"The balloon stretched his valve and his body has grown with it so apart from a heart murmur, he's like every other little boy.

"He cried so much when we told him, and being seven all he wanted was to try popping candy.

"Honestly we're all so over the moon with the news, even Logan's two-year-old sister Taiyah-Anne said 'good boy Logan', so she's proud of him too.

"It's not been easy but we did everything they said and now his heart is mended."