Piper-Kohl Kelly is living proof that modern technology can save children.
From The Irish Sun:
“A girl whose parents were told she may never walk is now running around — after surgery in the womb. Mum Georgia Axford and dad Tyler Kelly discovered at the 20-week scan their unborn baby had spina bifida, which can paralyse the legs.
They got a £9,000 loan and travelled to Germany for an op where a collagen patch helps repair the spine.
Piper-Kohl Kelly, named after surgeon Dr Thomas Kohl, was then born early (in 2018) but healthy, and a fundraiser helped pay back the loan.
Now aged five, she can walk and run and has taken part in school sports day.
Georgia, 24, from Yate, South Gloucs, said: “Seeing her run on the tracks was amazing. I never thought she’d be able to do something like that. Sometimes it doesn’t feel real. I think back to what we were told, and they were really negative about Piper’s diagnosis. We were prepared to give Piper whatever support she needed. I can’t believe it – we’re so lucky to see Piper achieve what she does.”
Such a happy ending!