14 year old brain tumor sufferer Emma Welch pictured on her ascent of Mount Snowdon where she hosted a 135 teddy bears picnic. See SWNS story SWSTAFF: A “bright and bubbly” 14-year-old girl who died following a post-op complication could have been saved if there were more medics working the night shift, an inquest heard. Tragic Emma Welch underwent surgery to correct her painfully-curved spine on June 3 last year and it appeared to be successful. But the following night she suffered a huge internal bleed which drained her heart and caused her to have a fatal heart attack. Had she been rushed straight to an operating theatre as soon as the problem was picked up on she may have survived, an inquest heard.