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Baby born with spina bifida after parents advised to terminate pregnancy defies odds and walks – The Independent

Saturday, 26 March, 2022

Baby born with spina bifida after parents advised to terminate pregnancy defies odds and walks – The Independent

Lacey spent 18 months in the NICU
(Michelle Bower / SWNS)

 
A toddler born with spina bifida, who underwent spinal surgery while still inside her mum’s womb, has defied the odds and is now learning to walk.
Lacey Grace Bower’s parents, Michelle and Michael Bower, were urged to terminate her pregnancy when they received her diagnosis after her 20-week scan.
But they ignored the advice and the youngster is already defying her prognosis at just 19 months old - even learning to manoeuvre a custom tiny wheelchair.
Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/spina-bifida-lacey-grace-bower-b2035354.html

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