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Baby who wasn’t expected to live more than ‘matter of minutes’ reaches first birthday – Mirror Online

Leona-Grace has marked her special day with her older siblings and parents at their home in County Durham. Her mum says there’s only one other known survivor of…

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A baby who was not expected to survive more than a matter of minutes has defied the odds to celebrate her first birthday with her family.
Samantha Perryman was told her daughter Leona-Grace had an incredibly rare form of spina bifida, while she was still in the womb.
Her spine and spinal cord didn’t develop properly, causing a gap, called rachischisis.
It left the mum-of-three and partner Stephen Graham, 52, with the agonising decision of whether or not to continue with the pregnancy, Chronicle…

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