Spanish doctors gave a Romanian little girl, Cristina Raducan, a chance to live as they reconstructed her heart, suffering of congenital malfunction. The girl, aged 3, is living in Spain with her parents.

The surgical intervention was made with the help of the new technique called Nikaidoh, Spanish newspaper El Pais reports in its online edition on Tuesday.

The surgical intervention took six hours, during which the little girl’s heart was separated from her body, fragmented and then reconstructed.

“The girl is in a good condition, can move her legs and even take some steps”, doctors said.

Father Gabriel Raducan says doctors gave his daughter her life back.

The girl’s parents came in Spain six years ago to work in agriculture.