Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Heart Attack Doesn't Stop Sarah Celebrating Her 108th Birthday

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Heart Attack Doesn't Stop Sarah Celebrating Her 108th Birthday

Article excerpt

THERE was nothing that was going to stop this lady from celebrating her 108th birthday - not even a heart attack.

Family and friends of Sarah Hart feared they were going to have to call off her birthday party after she was rushed into hospital last week and told she had suffered a mild heart attack.

But the great great grandmother, who has lived through two world wars was not going to let that interfere with her plans and within days was out of hospital and set to enjoy her special day with five generations of her family.

"We were very worried about her," said daughter Ella Coulson, 86, of Prudhoe. She had a tight chest and so she was taken to hospital. While she was there they told her she had had a mild heart attack - she hadn't even realised.

"But she wasn't bothered, she just took it all in her stride and said 'I thought I felt a bit funny.

"She was really looking forward to her party, so she wasn't going to let this get in the way! …

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