10 years on: the Essex schoolboy continuing to beat the odds – ITV News

A schoolboy from Essex, whose odds of survival were just 30% when he was born, is thriving and helping others with a similar condition more than a decade later.

Callum Axford spent the first 8 months of his life in hospital, born prematurely with a hole in his diaphragm, a condition known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. His chances of survival were as low as 30%.

Now 10 years on, Callum is thriving. He lives in Benfleet near Southend with his parents Faye and Carl and his 6 year old sister.

Read more at: https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2021-04-27/10-years-on-the-essex-schoolboy-continuing-to-beat-the-odds

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