In April 2012, Nichola & Peter took their daughter to A&E at Yorkhill hospital and it is safe to say that that Friday night... has now changed their family forever. Scarlett was admitted to intensive care that night following a diagnosis of Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome which required her to have open heart surgery. The medical staff were astonished by Scarlett as typically babies with this condition do not survive without surgery in the first few days of life, Scarlett was five months old when she underwent surgery. This condition is considered one of the two most lethal heart defects, and tragically there is no cure for it although her life expectancy has already significantly improved by her previous operations. She will require lifelong careful monitoring and at least one more major operation in the next couple of years. At present, a heart transplant may be her only option in the long term. During their time in hospital the family began to fully appreciate the skill and dedication of staff as well as the huge costs involved in treating children with heart conditions. This realisation has inspired them to hold an annual charity ball raising much needed funds for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity & The British Heart Foundation.