Liverpool news Tributes to schoolgirl, 14, who saved the lives of four girls PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Tributes have been paid to a teenage ballerina who saved the lives of four other young girls after her own death. Valentina Sanna, 14, died on January 1, 2020, after contracting a rare form of meningitis while seeing family in Sardinia, Italy. The popular teenager was a talented dancer at Procter Dance Academy in Crosby and she had earned herself a place at the Royal Ballet School. On the anniversary of Valentina's death, the school shared a touching video of her. Valentina's dad, Dr Alberto Sanna, who now lives in London, told the ECHO that Valentina's death saved the lives of four others through organ donation. He said: "We managed to donate four organs. Unfortunately we didn't find anybody compatible in the short-term for her heart, I would like to think it was too big. "But very recently the grandfather of a young girl from Turin, in northern Italy, said she had received her lung and the girl had cystic fibrosis. "She now has a normal life and he wrote to his paper in Sardinia to say thank you to Valentina. "We still don't know who they are, but it elicited different kind of emotions.
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." Dr Sanna said the family were touched to know Valentina had helped other young women have easier lives and said it was something his "kind" daughter would have wanted. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here Find your nearest vaccination centre by using your postcode below He said: "We have to help each other in one way or another. This is one way she will carry on, in helping other people. "She was a very special girl, very generous and very kind." In the spirit of Valentina's kindness, Dr Sanna said in the year since her death the family have raised funds to help other people through ballet. Dr Sanna said it is hoped, after the pandemic, that money can be used to help disadvantaged young people go to ballet lessons or camps. He said it's hoped this can help people here in Liverpool and in other parts of the world. It's hoped the scheme will honour Valentina's passion for dance. In helping others, Dr Sanna already has a Liverpool-based charity called Early Music as Education which has already helped thousands of people.
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