Belting! Telford heart transplant mum, 31, celebrates kickboxing black belt

By Deborah Hardiman | Wellington | News | Published:

A Telford mother who was given a heart transplant is celebrating after overcoming the odds to achieve her black belt in kickboxing.

Francesca Savva, 31, overcame the odds after illness to achieve her black belt in kickboxing

Francesca Savva, 31, from Wellington, was given the lifesaving gift due to complications after the birth of her daughter Avarose in 2014.

Francesca took up the sport on recovery – and on Sunday she attained her 1st dan belt.

Francesca with her black belt

She trains at JBS Martial Arts Academy in Dawley.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.


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