Toddler who had spinal surgery while still in the WOMB has astonished doctors by taking her first steps



A baby who was the first in Britain to have spinal surgery while inside the womb can walk with a frame - despite doctors saying she would spend her life in a wheelchair.
Frankie Lavis was diagnosed with spina bifida - a condition which caused a gap in her spine as a result of it not developing properly.
Surgeons operated on her while her mother was in the 24th week of pregnancy - just two weeks short of the time limit for such an invasive procedure.
It was touch and go whether she would survive and her parents, Gina, 37 and Dan, 39, from Plymouth, were told she would still spend life in a... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Health, Views: 28
Source: Daily Mail
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