Miracle Mum Has Baby

Published: October 20, 2008 | 7248th good news item since 2003

Tracey was 17 when she got involved in a car accident.

Her body was so badly damaged, doctors described her as “like a rag doll”. They prepared her family for the worst…

She was in a coma for 5 weeks, passed 2 months in intensive care.

She needed more than 2 years of rehabilitation. Experimental surgery on her broken neck saved her from paralysis.

She had to learn to cope with memory problems, taking notes all the time to remember not only what she’s going to do but what she’s doing.

“I had to learn to walk and talk, and everyday things like getting dressed, going to the toilet and everything else we take for granted.”
Tracey Austin

Now, 16 years later, Tracey has been back to the same hospital that saved here life — this time to give live.

“I always wanted to be a mum but just didn’t think it would be this hard.

They’ve got all my records and the facilities in case anything went wrong.

It’s still all surreal that we are actually a family and at home with baby.”
Tracey Austin

The couple had been afraid her body would be too badly damaged to ever give birth but fertility experts disagreed.

Published in Family
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