A family's dream holiday turned into a nightmare when their two daughters were left battling the deadly E.coli bug.
Hannah Smith faced a fight for her life while her sister Olivia was also desperately ill.
The girls, both two, occupied adjoining rooms at a specialist kidney unit where they were rushed after arriving back in Britain from Ibiza. 
Medics warned mum and dad Nicola and Stuart not to leave as they feared Hannah might die. Both girls are now recovering.
Steel worker Stuart spent years saving for the 10-day all-inclusive £1,200 break at the Azuline Coral Beach Hotel on the Spanish island.
One week in, the girls fell ill and were "listless" and unable to get out of their pushchairs. The parents went to a chemist and were told their girls had a sickness  bug and would just have to fight it off.
But their condition worsened and one hour after arriving home in June, Hannah was rushed to hospital.
She was transferred to the kidney unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. Two days later, Olivia followed.
Both were diagnosed with haemolytic uraemic syndrome - a condition related to E.coli which can cause kidney failure due to a breakdown of red blood cells.
Olivia was discharged after six days but Hannah spent 21 days in hospital.
Both still have regular blood tests. Only next year will doctors know if Hannah's kidneys have been permanently damaged.
E.coli can be contracted by eating contaminated food, such as raw unwashed vegetables and undercooked meat.
Stuart said, "We don't know exactly what caused the infection."
Stuart, who also picked up the bacteria but fought it off, said he lost his job while spending time off with his girls. He said, "Our lives have been turned upside down." 
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said, "We are sorry to hear about the Smiths. We are investigating."
The parents are considering taking legal action against the tour operators.



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