A brave baby with half a heart who has been resuscitated three times is defying doctors by carrying on fighting.

Jack Stevens was born with only half a heart and has so far undergone four open heart surgeries.

Against all of the odds, he survived five other operations and a stroke.

The 15-month-old has spent more than six months of his life in and out of hospital but is now finally home in Hartlepool with his family.

Proud dad Chris Stevens, 30, said: "He is amazing. He is full of smiles and he is getting stronger."