Scottish Baby Defies 20 Percent Survival Odds, Soon to Start School as ‘Healthy Wee Girl’

LOANHEAD, Scotland (Edinburgh News) When Carly-Rose sets off for her first day at school in a few weeks time, her lunchbox in her satchel will likely weigh more than she did she was born.

At just 1lb 3oz and an astonishing 17 weeks premature, the tiny tot was not expected to survive the night.

Michelle, 35 and dad, Colin Walker, 31, were told that if Carly-Rose survived she would have brain damage, cerebral palsy and be in a wheelchair for her whole life.

But Carly-Rose has defied all the odds and is about the celebrate her fifth birthday on Thursday as a “healthy and happy wee girl.”

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