Daisy May is four years old. She was born 12 weeks prematurely and suffered a massive Brain Haemorrhage when she was just 24 hours old. This led her to her having Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, seizures and she is severly delayed in her development.
Her is some background as to what happened in her first few months of life.
She spent most of the first year she was born in and out of hospital, the first four months were in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as she was so small and her body was not prepared for the world. Eventually she grew stronger and was allowed home but not for long.
After seven days with her mummy and daddy she became very poorly, she was rushed to hospital and put on a life support machine and transferred to Kings College Hospital in London. This is where she would spend the next five months of her life, she had contracted Ecolshe Meningitis in her head, bowel and blood. She had to have several operations on her brain to remove the horrible disease that was taking over her whole body, she also had some of her bowel removed and had many blood transfusions and was given lots and lots of medication to help her fight this.
She was very poorly and her Mummy and Daddy were told she had a 5% chance of survival but she kept fighting and fighting with her family by her side she eventually made it, just. But it would take over her again for the second time! After all this fighting, meningitis decided to take over her body again and she went through the same as she did the first five months of being at Kings College Hospital but again she fought it and won.
But it came at a cost: she developed further brain damage due to the meningitis, she cannot sit, crawl or walk unaided but as you can see from her picture she is a very happy little girl, always smiling and would like to try and succeed in anything she can.